HISTORIC WALLINGFORD INVITES YOU TO ATTEND ITS FINAL
THREE EVENTS OF 2019. TO LEARN MORE VISIT HistoricWallingford.org/events
Researching the History of Your House
Saturday, October 19, 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM
Mosaic Community Coffee House, 4401 2nd Avenue NE
Join Kim England, Historic Wallingford board member, for this informal, hands-on, computer-based workshop. This discussion will emphasize free online resources to assist participants in gathering documents and historical records about their home, including when it was built, archival materials, and who lived there in the past. A handout listing the online resources will be provided to participants.
We recommend and encourage participants to bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or tablet and their research questions for discussion.
The workshop will be offered at two times. One workshop at 12:30 and then repeated at 1:30. Please register for the time of your choice. Each session is limited to 15 participants. The workshops is free to Historic Wallingford members. Non-members may participate for $10. Register at HistoricWallingford.org/events
Public Meeting – Conclusions & Suggestions Regarding the Wallingford Historic District Feasibility Study
Friday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Senior Center, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N # 140
Free, Open to the Public
In May 2019, Historic Wallingford launched its Wallingford Historic District Feasibility Study. With support from King County’s cultural funding agency, 4Culture, Historic Wallingford hired preservation consultant Northwest Vernacular to lead the study, an effort that involved gathering previously compiled histories, historic resource surveys, and neighborhood plans followed by neighborhood walks to observe and document what survives. The social and cultural history of the community also is a focus of the study. Historic Wallingford is grateful for the involvement of dedicated volunteers who participated in the effort. Learn more about the study at HistoricWallingford.org/feas-study-2019.
Join us Friday, October 25 to explore the results of the study and possible next steps and to discuss what future register designations could involve. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, a brief presentation and discussion will follow at 7.
Book Talk with Kathryn Rogers Merlino: Building Reuse, Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design
Friday, November 8, 7-9 PM
Discovery House / Seattle First Nazarene Church, 4401 2nd Ave. NE
What does truly sustainable design look like at the building and neighborhood scale? Historic Wallingford invites you join Kathryn Rogers Merlino as she shares the findings from her recent book, Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design. Learn about how reusing and reimagining existing buildings can reduce carbon emissions, spur economic growth, and improve neighborhood character.
“When we travel, we seek out existing buildings and places because they have a history and a cultural value to them. I think the messiness and complexity of older buildings appeals to our human nature, often more than new buildings, especially when they look exactly like all the rest of the buildings in the neighborhood,” said Kathryn Rogers Merlino.
The event is free to Historic Wallingford members. Non-members may participate for $10. Reserve your spot at HistoricWallingford.org/events.