Category Archives: Historic Wallingford

Landmarks Preservation Board, Wednesday December 4

The City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the Stoneway Electric (Golden Rule Dairy) building, 3665 Stone Way N, at its meeting on Wednesday December 4 at 3:30 PM in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, Room L2-80 “Boards & Commissions”. See the Public Notice and the Landmark Nomination (62 MB) for further details.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board by December 3, 2019, 3:00 PM. See the Landmarks website or mail to:
Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Dept. of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

Structural engineer Melvin O. Sylliiaasen designed the Modern-style industrial building as a dairy processing facility. It was built in 1945-46. The nomination includes a history of the building, the lower Wallingford area, and dairies in Seattle, and an appendix with many historic images.

Wallingford Historic District Feasibility Study, Historic Wallingford

Historic Wallingford hosted a public meeting on October 25, 2019 to present the results of the Wallingford Historic District Feasibility Study and to discuss possible next steps. The report, produced by preservation consultants Northwest Vernacular, identifies four areas potentially eligible as National Register of Historic Places historic districts.

Historic Wallingford is interested in pursuing these designations and is currently gauging community interest. Please email them at info@historicwallingford.org with any input, questions, or to volunteer for the next phase of the project.

Historic Wallingford is a charitable organization whose purpose is to foster an awareness of and appreciation for Wallingford history and architecture. They are supported through membership or direct donations.

Historic Wallingford Book Talk, Friday November 8

Book Talk with Kathryn Rogers Merlino
Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design

Celebrate Historic Wallingford logo.

Friday November 8, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Seattle First Church of the Nazarene
4401 2nd Ave NE

What does truly sustainable design look like at the building and neighborhood scale? Kathryn Rogers Merlino will share the findings from her recent book, Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design. Learn about how reusing and re-imagining existing buildings can reduce carbon emissions, spur economic growth, and improve neighborhood character.

Free to Historic Wallingford members and $10 for non-members. RSVP requested. Further information on the Historic Wallingford site.

Monthly Meeting + City Council Candidate Forum, Wednesday October 2

Wallingford Community Council "Kite Hill" logo

Time: 7 PM.
Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Representing Wallingford:
Meet the Candidates for City Council

  • District 4 candidates: Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott.
  • District 6 candidates: Due to a conflicting District 6 forum hosted by the Ballard District Council, candidates (Heidi Wills and Dan Strauss) are unable to attend. However, both candidates are sending a surrogate to represent them.
  • Candidates (and surrogates) will answer questions from 7 PM to 8 PM.
  • Questions will be submitted by the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Board and from members of the audience.

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Call to Order.
  • City Council Candidate Forum, 7 – 8 PM.
  • Committee reports.
  • Announcements:
    • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday November 6, 7 PM.
    • Wednesday October 9, 7:00 PM — A King County District 4 Council Forum hosted by the Sunset Hill Community Club. Meet current Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles and challenger Abigail Doerr. (Note: The County District 4 boundaries are very different from the City District 4 boundaries. Wallingford is in both districts).
    • Tuesday November 5 Election Day! Let’s Get Out the Vote! The General Election Registration Deadline is October 28. To register to vote, visit here.
    • The WCC is looking for volunteers to help write and prepare an Engagement Survey – please email communications@wallingfordcc.org if interested with “Survey” as the subject.
    • The Shorelines Committee is looking for volunteers to prepare a proposal to improve Waterway 16 (south end of 2nd Ave NE) to create a community gem that affords the public a lovely place to access Lake Union. Please email communications@wallingfordcc.org if interested with “Waterway 16” as the subject.
    • Historic Wallingford Remodel & Restore Workshop and Home Tour. Saturday September 21, 10:00 AM, in Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center.
  • Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).
  • Adjourn.

First posted Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 2:48 PM.

Historic Wallingford Remodel & Restore Workshop & Tour, Saturday September 21

Remodel & Restore Workshop & Home Tour poster image.

If you are considering a home remodel or restoration project, Historic Wallingford invites you to the Remodel & Restore Workshop & Home Tour. At the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Get practical advice, design ideas, and listen to different perspectives from a panel of homeowners and industry experts and finally, get inspiration by touring hand-picked homes that have been remodeled, updated, or restored.

The Workshop will be a two-hour panel discussion (from 10 AM to 12 PM) with Wallingford homeowners, contractors and architects providing experience and know-how for those considering or interested in home improvement restoration and remodels.

The Home Tour follows the workshop (from 1:30 to 3:15 PM). Attendees will be taken on a curated tour of two handpicked neighborhood homes to see recent remodel and/or restoration work. Homeowners and contractors will describe the before-and-after state of the remodel projects and take questions and share their experiences.

Prior event registration is required for this limited-space event. Learn more and register for the event through Brown Paper Tickets. Save on registration by joining Historic Wallingford as a member.

Wallingford Community Council "Kite Hill" logo

Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, September 4

Time: 7 PM.
Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Agenda:

  • Welcome / Call to Order.
  • Committee reports.
  • Rhonda Bush – update on Historic Wallingford
  • Announcements:
    • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday October 2, 7 PM.
    • The WCC is looking for volunteers to help write and prepare an engagement survey. Please email communications@wallingfordcc.org and put “Survey” in the subject, if you are interested.
    • The Shorelines Committee is looking for volunteers to help prepare a proposal to improve Waterway 16 (south end of 2nd Ave NE) into a community gem that allows the public a lovely place to access Lake Union. Please email communications@wallingfordcc.org if interested, and put “Waterway 16” in the subject, if you are interested.
    • Historic Wallingford Remodel & Restore Workshop and Home Tour: Saturday September 2, 10:00 AM, in room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center.
  • Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).
  • Adjourn.

Historic Wallingford Lecture, Friday July 19

Architectural Character of the Wallingford Bungalow

Friday July 19, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Seattle First Church of the Nazarene
4401 2nd Ave NE

Presented by Thomas Veith. Architectural Historian, Designer, Author, and long time Wallingford resident.

Tom will discuss the stylistic elements most often associated with the Wallingford bungalow and how the character of these early 20th century houses developed over time with changing tastes and typological innovation. He will also examine elements of other residential styles and related plan types that became popular in the years between the end of the Victorian era and the onset of the Depression. Tom will conclude with some comments on the significance of the bungalow as a contributor to the architectural character of the Wallingford neighborhood.

Free to Historic Wallingford members and $5 for non-members. Please RSVP. Further information on the Historic Wallingford site.