March 17, 2020

On Saturday February 29th, 20 members and friends of the Capitol Hill Historical Society both new and old gathered in the conference room at the Broadway Performance Hall for our Annual Members meeting. The agenda for the meeting: a look back at our spectacular accompl...

What do a former music school building and a former automotive dealership building have in common? Both are historically and architecturally significant buildings in Pike/Pine that will be considered for nomination as city landmarks this week! Specifically this Wednesd...

Ninety years ago, this November, 24-year-old motorcycle messenger and Capitol Hill resident Clifford Amsbury made a heroic and dangerous ride over Snoqualmie Pass during a major storm to save a life of an injured gold miner.  His ride captured attention far and wide....

November 1, 2019

On the evening of October 25th, I had the privilege of entering my 4th of the 24 homes on Capitol Hill's historic Millionaire's Row: the private development built in the early 1900s by real estate executive James Moore for himself and a number of his friends and busine...

November 1, 2019

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Since it was first published in 2001, The Hill With a Future: Seattle’s Capitol Hill 1900-1946 has been the only book devoted exclusively to the history of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. For years this valuable resource has been out of print and increasingly difficult...

October 27, 2019

A little over 108 years ago, on August 24, 1911, civil engineer Virgil G. Bogue submitted his Plan of Seattle to the Municipal Plans Commission (MPC). The Bogue Plan, as it became to be known, outlined an ambitious design that would have connected Capitol Hill to Downt...

September 12, 2019

Tragic news came to us yesterday that the owner of this unique bungalow located at 627 13th Avenue East started removing its character defining upturned corner eaves while we were helping Historic Seattle find a way to preserve it. Unfortunately, this will no longer be...

June 20, 2019

Following last month's confidence inspiring 6-1 vote in favor of nomination, there didn't seem to be much concern for Conover House's chances of success going into the meeting yesterday. However, things changed rather quickly when at least 20 people were seen gathered...

June 19, 2019

At long last our efforts towards preserving this value historic landmark are finally coming to a head. For those of you who missed the nomination meeting (pictured above) the vote was strongly in favor of nomination (6 to 1). However, some concerns were raised during t...

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Conover House

Thanks to the combined advocacy efforts of our board in partnership with Historic Seattle, local architect Marvin Anderson, and the former owner Joan Zegree, the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board voted 6-1 to nominate Conover House...

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