Historical survey and event updates, social media recap, and a look at the impact of the 1918 pandemic on Capitol Hill and other stories.

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...

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...

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...

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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...

March 12, 2019

Though the initial nomination report prepared by Bola Architecture + Planning is well-researched and likely contains enough to convince the board to nominate Conover House, the more we reviewed it and did research of our own the more we realized it had omitted a number...

November 27, 2018

As you can tell, we have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with our first successful landmark designation! Many thanks to the landmarks board, my fellow CHHS members Rob Ketcherside and Tamara Bunnell, and our friends Historic Seattle and SavetheRoyVue for all...

December 2, 2017

Cal Anderson Park was designated a Seattle Landmark 19 years ago this month on November 4, 1998.

Actually if you search the city landmark list for "Cal Anderson", you won't find anything. In 1998, Cal Anderson Park was still a civic dream. As part of the process lead

Hol...

YouTube: A video tour of Seattle in 1894 (with buildings) Courtesy Lorn Fant.


At CHHS, we love seeing new faces and hearing their origin stories and special interests. We're all in this together! At society meetings, people may bring in special artifacts or updates on...

October 3, 2017

Seattle’s City Council in Volunteer Park meeting with City Engineer R.H. Thomson (May 1990 source: Seattle Municipal Archives)

After a short break these summer months, we've reduced the number of meetings we're holding as a group, but we've been hard at work formalizing...

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