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Washington STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN: 2014-2019
“Getting the Future Right”
The Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) isupdating the Washington State Historic Preservation Plan to proactively addressarchaeological, historic, and cultural resource issues and opportunities inWashington State over the next five years.
We need your input to ensureState Historic Preservation Plan is responsive to historic preservation needsand issues facing property owners, communities, agencies and organizationsacross Washington.
We welcome your participation in shaping the Plan by sharing your ideasabout future historic preservation work in the state. Opportunities toparticipate include completing an on-line survey and attending one of theCommunity Conversations. Please share these opportunities broadly with your affiliates,constituents, colleagues, friends, and others.
A Community Survey is available on the web at www.surveymonkey.com/s/DAHPStatewidePlan
The survey will open on April 8, 2012 and will close on May 31st, 2013.
DAHP and its partners are hosting seven community conversationsthroughout Washington State. The Community Conversations will explore currentissues and opportunities facing historic and cultural resources in Washington.The Community Conversations noted with an asterisk will include an optionalcommunity tour starting at 5:30 pm, with discussion starting at 7 pm. Dress forthe weather and bring a camera for this informal walk around the neighborhoodto look at preservation opportunities.
Whatcom Museum (Old City Hall)
121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
April 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hal Holmes Community Center
209 North Ruby Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Washington Hall’s Lodge Room
153 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Baker Faculty Center
364 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
May 1, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
301 West 6th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
This workshop will be a part of Revitalize WA Conference. We invite youto join us for an optional neighborhood tour at 2:00 pm. Discussion will startat 3:30 pm.
May 16, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Tacoma City Hall
728 Saint Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
May 20, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
850 East Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202
May 23, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
For more information, please visit the historicpreservation website
or contact Greg Griffith, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at
email@example.com (360) 586-3073.
Comcast Interview with our own Paul Mann about the Preservation Conference
Watch SPA's VP and the Preservation Conference Co-Chair, Paul Mann's interview with Comcast News Makers. Check it out on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JobMIXno-lU&list=UUpME5qJHypriVH4TfjqUVGw&index=3&feature=plcp
March 2012 General Meeting
The historic D.C. Corbin House is located in the Marycliff-Cliff Park Historic District, an area rich in early-Spokane history and architecture. In the Colonial Revival architectural style, the house was designed for Daniel Chase Corbin by his former son-in-law Kirtland Cutter and completed in 1898. A significant historic landmark for its affiliation with the original owner and prominent architect, the house was placed on the Spokane Register of Historic Places in 1997 and the Washington Heritage Register and National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
Mr. Corbin was a pioneer in transportation and other successful business ventures in the Inland Northwest. He realized the need for transportation and built feeder railways to the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines and Weyerhauser pine forests in Idaho, British Columbia’s Kootenay and Rossland copper-gold mines, and the Fernie coal mines. Corbin’s railroads were pivotal in establishing Spokane’s position as a railroad center in the Inland Northwest at the turn of the 20th Century.
Renovation projects to refurbish the building began in 1994. The projects included revealing doors, refurbishing hardwood floors, refurbishing and repairing woodwork, restoring the second floor exterior balcony, replacing and repairing electrical wiring and lighting, cleaning and repairing exterior masonry, restoring and repairing the wraparound veranda, and restoring light fixtures, the parlor, dining room, foyer, and vestibule (City of Spokane Parks and Recreation website).
A designated historic landmark and Spokane’s first and only restored historic public garden landscape, the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens is listed on the Spokane, Washington State, and National Registers of Historic Places. The garden landscape was first established more than 120 years ago in 1889 as private residential grounds for the F. Rockwood Moore and Senator Turner families. Located at the base of a rocky bluff along West Seventh Avenue, the Gardens were artfully developed and spread across the bluff’s steep hillside terrain with terraced rock retaining walls, walking paths, reflecting pools, pergola, tea house, trout pond, and brilliant profusions of flowers and shrubs. At its highest vista on the hillside, the Gardens offer a commanding and panoramic view of the city, Mt. Spokane, and 120 vertical feet of hillside garden pathways. The Gardens became one of Spokane’s most coveted and popular focal points, and played host to an array of socialites, civic leaders, politicians, and dignitaries from around Spokane and the world.
A period of decline began in the 1930s and 1940s when the gardens suffered damage from neglect, vandalism, and overgrown vegetation. Then in 1996, a destructive ice storm hit Spokane, freezing everything in its path. Although destructive, the storm exposed the steep hillside which led to a rediscovery of the age-old Gardens. Hidden for many years, the original century-old design and terraced garden landscape began to unfold. Remnants of rock walls and steps, structures, pools, paths, and plant materials were found, and color-tinted archival garden photos from 1911 to 1914 were retrieved.
Through dedicated staff in the City of Spokane Parks & Recreation Department, an extensive research process was initiated that led to a community-based planning process, historic register listings of the garden landscape, a published book about the Gardens, and a complete stabilization, preservation, and reconstruction of the historic garden landscape. Using garden remnants and the 1911-1914 archival photos as a guide, the Gardens were restored with community funds from grants, donations, and a substantial gift from Spokane resident, Myrtle Woldson, in honor of her mother, Edwidge Woldson. Today, the Gardens bloom with flowering shrubs and flower beds that include heritage iris, spirea, nepata, peonies, and roses.
Written by Lynn Mandyke & Linda Yeomans
Cheney Historical Museum has a Board Vacancy
Board Vacancy - Cheney Historical Museum.
The Southwest Spokane County Historical Society, better known as the
Cheney Historical Museum, has a vacancy of its board of directors. We
are seeking an individual from the greater West Plains area with an
interest in helping to guide the organization forward. Board members
participate in strategic and financial planning; provide oversight of
the society's mission and programs; and promote interest in and support
of the organization. The board meets six times year though members may
be part of a planning or development committee. This is a wonderful
opportunity to contribute your business or non-profit experience to have
a positive impact on this 76 year old organization. For more
information, contact Joan Mamanakis 509-235-9015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Trust for Historic Preservation Press Release!
We hope you'll take the time to read the most recent press release from the National Trust for Historic Preservation regarding the Jensen Byrd building! You can read it by following this link: http://www.preservationnation.org/about-us/press-center/press-releases/2012/national-trust-for-historic-1.html
Advocate for the Jensen Byrd Building
See the Advocacy page for what you can do to help save the Jensen Byrd Building from destruction!
15th Annual Holiday Celebration & Fundraiser
See our Holiday Party page for lots of photos of this fun event.
October 2011 Doing It Project
See our Doing It page for photos and details.
Autumn 2011 Home Tour
The 2011 Autumn Historic Homes Tour was held in the Logan-Gonzaga Neighborhood. Four historic homes were viewed; also open for the tour were the Bing Crosby House, the Huetter Mansion and St. Aloysius Church on Gonzaga's campus. A large group of SPA members and other interested people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the tour! See the Home Tour page for photos.
September 2011 General Meeting
September's General Meeting was held at the 1910 Richardson Seehorn house on the South Hill. Members enjoyed wonderful food, explored the basalt gardens out back, and examined the beautifully restored woodwork in the dining room and front parlor.
June 2011 General Meeting
June's General Meeting was held at historic Montvale Farm on the Little Spokane River, where members toured the lovely grounds, signed up for volunteer jobs, and heard updates to important SPA issues.
March 2011 General Meeting
March's General Meeting was held in the currently-being-renovated Boothe-McClintock-Electro-Kold Building, also known as the Joel Building on South Post. The structure was originally constructed in 1899 as a warehouse for a wholesale grocery. In 1910, architectural firm Cutter & Malmgren gave the warehouse’s westface a fancy, new façade.
After the General Meeting where SPA members voted on new board members, the budget, and bylaw changes, the owners and developers of the building spoke of their plans for the new apartments. Members then toured the mostly finished apartments on the third floor and even were allowed to tour the unfinished parts of the building.
SPA Now on Facebook
We're now on Facebook! We are happy to announce that we have launched an SPA Facebook page to keep you informed and aware about SPA events and historic preservation-related news and issues. The new Facebook page will allow us to reach members instantly with calendar updates, upcoming events and historic preservation news.
You don't have to be a member of Facebook to view our page, but you can "Like" us or comment if you are. Let us know what you think! Hope to see you there!