As summer winds down so too does Historic Wallingford’s self-guided summertime activity Exploring Wallingford. The organization teamed up with four neighborhood sponsor businesses to offer this exploration of the neighborhood. The public is invited to pick up a free brochure through September 15 at these locations:
- Verity Credit Union – 4545 Stone Way N
- Cedarhouse Flowers – 1621 N 45th St.
- Yazdi – Wallingford Center, 1815 N 45th St.
- Slave to the Needle Tattoo – 403 NE 45th St.
The rich, colorful brochure highlights 18 natural, historical, and artistic points of interest on Wallingford Hill between 40th and 45th streets. A QR code in the brochure links to an interactive map with more information about each feature and additional points of interest. See this link for the 2022 activity.
The brochure, designed by Linda Sewell and compiled by a team of volunteers, allows participants to explore the neighborhood highlights in any order and at any pace. The hope is participants will take their time and experience Wallingford in new ways.
“Wallingford has all kinds of gems, and we are showcasing a sampling of its past and present through this activity, from the quirky to the informative,” said Sarah Martin, who managed the volunteer effort to produce the brochure and interactive map on behalf of Historic Wallingford. “We hope both newcomers and long-timers learn something about Wallingford and gain an appreciation for the neighborhood.”
Historic Wallingford president Rhonda Bush said, “We especially love seeing the community visit the sponsor businesses to pick up a brochure. These businesses are part of what makes Wallingford special.”
Historic Wallingford plans to produce additional Exploring Wallingford guides for other parts of the neighborhood. The organization is grateful for the continued support of 4Culture, which provides arts and culture funding throughout King County.
About Historic Wallingford
Launched in 2018, Historic Wallingford is an all-volunteer non-profit neighborhood organization that fosters an awareness of and appreciation for Wallingford’s history and architecture. The organization sponsors activities and circulates regular communications to further its mission of advocacy and education. Learn more at HistoricWallingford.org.