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...

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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...

May 30, 2018

It's been a while since we've posted to the blog, but being on the heels of the city's second open house this evening for its effort to update the Capitol Hill design guidelines, I've decided to take a moment to come out of the woodwork (or perhaps masonry work would b...

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...

June 5, 2017

It was a rather eventful meeting this month, but not in all the ways you might expect.  Although at least it began as expected with the meet and greet at 5pm.  One resident of the neighborhood by the name of Ron brought in this fantastic book called "Homes and Gardens...

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