Eyes on Community Through Preservation

Sunset Garage ca. 1940, North Bend, WA
Sunset Garage ca. 1940, North Bend, WA

Announcing the 2014 Preservation Special Projects Awards

In celebration of Preservation Month, 4Culture is pleased to announce its second year of projects funding through our Preservation Special Projects program.  A total of $76,687 has been awarded to ten innovative projects, supporting the work of individuals and organizations throughout King County, Washington.

The Bothell Historical Museum Society was awarded $6,351 for a structural assessment of the Hannan House, the organization’s main museum space. The house was originally built in 1893 by local business man William A. Hannan, and was moved to its current location at the Park at Bothell Landing in 1978. It has been the museum’s primary exhibit and collections space ever since. With this grant, the society will hire BOLA Architecture + Planning to conduct a structural conditions assessment of the house and develop a plan that outlines the immediate and long-term restoration needs of the 120-year old building. Along with the assessment, the building will be evaluated for energy efficiency and upgrades to the electrical system.

Sunset Garage ca. 1940, North Bend, WA
Sunset Garage ca. 1940, North Bend, WA

First time applicant, Mr. Craig Glazier was awarded $3,500 to hire preservation consultants to survey and document the original steel windows at the Sunset Garage in North Bend, Washington. The 1929 Sunset Garage occupies a prominent corner in the North Bend Historic District, and is significant for its association with the development of the Sunset Highway through North Bend. Originally built as a mercantile store, it was quickly converted to service cars traveling the highway. While the original features of the building remain largely in tact, the steel windows are in need of restoration. This survey will inform the restoration plans for these unique windows and help preserve this historic property into the future.

Other funded projects include a historic resource survey, focusing on the years 1945-1965, for the City of Kirkland; a planning document for the Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association’s World War I Centennial project, launching in 2018; and funding for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society to conduct a historic structure survey of the Alaska Junction area of West Seattle.

For the full list of 2014 recipients visit www.4culture.org/apply/preservationprojects, and click on the “Recipients” tab. 4Culture is excited to be able to support so many great projects, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with for next year’s program! Thank you to all the applicants for making local preservation your goal.