Category Archives: Historic Wallingford

Monthly Meeting, Wednesday March 4

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Good Shepherd Center, Room 202
4659 Sunnyside Ave N

Special Guest: City Councilmember Dan Strauss of District 6 (Wallingford, Fremont, Green Lake, Ballard, Phinney Ridge, and Greenwood). Come hear Councilmember Strauss discuss priorities for the City followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

Barb Burrill will discuss the Wallingford Tree Survey.


  • The latest information for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available from Public Health — Seattle & King County.
  • Bring items that cannot go into a recycling cart to Beyond the Cart hosted by Seattle Public Utilities. Saturday March 7, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE.
  • Historic Wallingford is hosting Researching the History of Your House on Saturday March 14, 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Mosaic Coffee House, 4401 2nd Ave NE.
  • Seattle Public Utilities is updating its Strategic Business Plan and wants to hear from you. Share your insights in the Customer Survey.
  • Submit small-scale park and street improvement project ideas for the Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets program to the Department of Neighborhoods through Wednesday March 18.
  • The Green Lake and Wallingford Paving project continues construction on N 40th Street, N 50th Street, and Green Lake Way N. Subscribe with the Seattle Department of Transportation to receive email updates.
  • Seattle Public Utilities and the King County Wastewater Treatment Division are beginning construction of an underground storage tunnel from Ballard to Wallingford. See the Ship Canal Water Quality Project website for details.

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 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, 2019

Wallingford Community Council "Kite Hill" logo

Time: 7:00 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 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Questions will be submitted by the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Board and from members of the audience.


  • Welcome and Call to Order.
  • City Council Candidate Forum, 7:00 – 8:00 p
  • Committee reports.
  • Announcements:
    • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 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 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 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.