The historic district effort builds on a 2019 feasibility study. It is led by a grassroots volunteer team guided by preservation consultants Northwest Vernacular. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the National Register process and what designation means for property owners and to present early findings of historical census research. An in-depth analysis of census data will be used to reveal a richer story of the ethnic roots and occupations of early Wallingford residents. A second public meeting on the nomination application is planned for later this year.
Learn more about the Feasibility Study completed in 2019 at the Historic Wallingford website. From the results of this study, the area containing the highest concentration of properties meeting criteria established by the National Park Service as contributing to a National Register Historic District was chosen to pursue a nomination. The area between N/NE 45thSt and N/NE 50th St and between Interlake Ave N. and 5th Ave NE is the area under consideration and has been designated Wallingford Historic District—North.
Interesting stories of people who lived in Wallingford are being uncovered through this nomination research. This is a community many people cherish, with a significant attachment to the heritage homes found here.
Your support and involvement is crucial to this effort and to the potential effort for additional designations in Wallingford. Join Historic Wallingford and NW Vernacular Tuesday, October 12th at 7pm to learn more. Historic Wallingford is proud to have 4Culture as a sponsor.