Yesterday, Monday, May 10 the Seattle City Council approved ten new city landmarks, including three sites in Lower Queen Anne acknowledged for diverse architecture, art and historical significance.
Representing a number of neighborhoods, these ten landmarks exemplify the diversity and the rich cultural and architectural heritage of our City.
The nominations and designations for each landmark was approved by the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, which is staffed by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
(Photo courtesy of Neil B. Waller via his Flickr page).
All three of the Queen Anne landmarks are located on the Seattle Center campus–the Seattle Center House, the Kobe Bell and the Horiuchi Mural, which is currently up for a Partners in Preservation restoration grant, one of 25 historic places in the Puget Sound area competing for community votes that will determine who will receive the funds. (Voting is open through May 12. More information here).
The other Seattle sites bumped up to landmark status include the the MGM Building in Belltown, the former First United Methodist Church in Downtown, the Sorrento Hotel in First Hill, the former Sixth Church of Christ in West Seattle, the Egan House in Capitol Hill, the Coca Cola Bottling Plant in First Hill, and Fire Station #13 in Beacon Hill.