Historical Society Doings for the First Half of 2019

Preservation/Advocacy

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 for landmark status on May 15. Jewish Family Services, the current owner, planned to demolish the building to make way for an apartment development. Marvin Anderson, says the house, built in 1893, is a “highly refined” example of the Colonial Revival style The house still features original woodwork, herringbone ceilings, fireplaces and other original indoor and some outdoor features. If you would like to learn more about the house, review the nomination report prepared by the owner's consultants and our own supplemental material.

The designation meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. The Board meets in City Hall room L280 starting at 3:30 with Conover House being at the end of their agenda. We encourage all to attend and comment on the proposal.

Rainier Chapter House Celebrated