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We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

As our region rides its biggest boom cycle since the 19th century Gold Rush and construction cranes fill our skies, many communities are coming together to figure out ways to grow and change while also preserving the historic character of our neighborhoods. What does that work actually look like in action? Often, preserving a historically significant building...
Washington Hall Reopening

Washington Hall Reopening

On Wednesday, June 1, Historic Seattle will mark the reopening of Washington Hall with a free celebration hosted in conjunction with anchor partner organizations 206 Zulu, Hidmo, and Voices Rising. From 5:00—8:00 pm, all are invited to visit the newly restored Hall and enjoy music and light refreshments. “Washington Hall has served a cross-section of...
Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

The close of 2015 will mark the end of an era at 4Culture. Flo Lentz, who has headed our preservation program since its inception in 2003, will retire. She leaves behind a formidable list of accomplishments. Flo essentially invented the 4Culture preservation program and for years was its only staff. When the King County Office...
Last-Minute Tips for Saving Landmarks Funding

Last-Minute Tips for Saving Landmarks Funding

In July, in partnership with the King County Council, we announced the biggest grant program in our history—a $20 million investment will be made in our region’s cultural infrastructure. This one-time program, backed by bonds purchased after the County’s King Dome debt was paid off earlier than anticipated, will help create and renovate large, small,...
Survey, Landmarking and Inventory, Oh My!

Survey, Landmarking and Inventory, Oh My!

Announcing 2015 Preservation Special Projects Awards At their April meeting, the 4Culture Board unanimously approved $85,000 for grants that will provide funding for twelve preservation projects in King County, Washington. These projects include documenting historic bridges, roads, mid-century modern resources and other critical survey and landmarking efforts throughout the county. The Sammamish Historical Society was...
The Power of Persistence

The Power of Persistence

Three Giant Steps forward for Historic Preservation Just in time for Preservation Month 2015, 4Culture is excited to report significant progress on three high profile preservation efforts. All three are classic examples of small communities coming together to save places that are deeply meaningful to them, even if it takes years. The Mukai Farm and...
The County's New Preservation Officer

The County’s New Preservation Officer

4Culture is excited to share some fantastic news! Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Meisner on her recent appointment as King County’s new Historic Preservation Officer. A former 4Culture Historic Preservation Advisory Committee & Board member, Jennifer has been a been a long time collaborator of ours, and we are, of course, BIG, BIG fans....
Become an Agent of Information for 4Culture!

Become an Agent of Information for 4Culture!

Do you want to go to arts and heritage events—plays, concerts, exhibitions, movie screenings, readings, lectures, and much more—around King County for free? And even get paid for it? (At least, paid enough to cover your travel costs…) Are you a thoughtful, articulate person who can write about your experiences in a thoughtful, articulate way?...
Capital Funding Available for Designated Landmarks

Capital Funding Available for Designated Landmarks

Deadline May 13th, 2015 4Culture’s annual Landmarks Capital program is open. Now through Wednesday, May 13th, private property owners, businesses, organizations and local governments who own or manage designated landmarks in King County can apply to this program for design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation projects. That means if you own, or hold a long-term...
The Last Alpine Facade in North Bend

The Last Alpine Facade in North Bend

Steve Teodosiadis, the owner of Georgia’s Bakery in downtown North Bend, was awarded a Landmarks Capital grant in 2014 to restore the original facade of the 1928 building. The process involved the removal of an alpine facade, the last of many installed in the 1970’s to give downtown North Bend a Bavarian feel. 4Culture has funded four de-Alpining projects over the past ten...
Over 2 Million in Sustained Support

Over 2 Million in Sustained Support

Announcing 4Culture’s 2015 & 2016 Sustained Support Recipients Cultural organizations play a vital role in contributing to community identity and economic development in King County, Washington. In presenting and preserving the unique character of people, places and artistic efforts through events, programming, and activities, these local groups provide context within a rapidly growing and diverse...
Small Program, Big Impact

Small Program, Big Impact

2015 Preservation Special Projects Deadline Reminder The two-story Sunset Garage has anchored the main crossroads in downtown North Bend for 86 years. Originally built as a mercantile store, it was quickly converted to service cars traveling the Old Sunset Highway. With original Art Moderne features, garage service door and steel windows, the building sits as...