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Join the Wonderful Tour of Queen Anne Park on January 28

The virtual tour of Queen Anne Park given by Florence Helliesen is complete. You’ll love it. Tune in on January 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm: Facebook or YouTube. Florence's former home, shown below, gives a taste of the neighborhood and a good reason for joining her on the tour. Missing is the fantastic view view to the U District and the Cascades. For that you'll just have to go for a walk!


And Thank You!

Amidst everything that happened in 2020, and all that continues to unfold, we want to take a moment to pause and say, "Thank you."   Thank you for coming with us as we moved from in-person events to virtual programming. Thank you for lending your voice and giving your time to support important advocacy initiatives. And thank you for your on-going enthusiasm for and interest in the history of our marvelous Queen Anne neighborhood!

You are an integral part of the Queen Anne Historical Society, helping us protect meaningful places and their history. We can't do this work without you. Thank you.

And finally thank you for becoming or continuing to be a member of the Queen Anne Historical Society. Joining or rejoining is really easy here.


Landmark Board Designates The Hahn Building 

Following strong and consistent testimony by members of the Queen Anne Historical Society, Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board voted on Wednesday to designate the The Hahn Building as protected City of Seattle Landmark. Located on the east side of Pike Street at the gateway to the Pike Place Market, the building buffers the market's historic district from the onslaught of new development. The skyscraper proposed for the site would have threatened the market's historic fabric. Although, sited far from Queen Anne, the building struck your board as too important to neglect!

This Week in Queen Anne History

Make sure you check out the great posts on our website. Maureen O. Elenga has been doing a fantastic job with them. You may also be interested in the recent article on Snowy Owl Alley. It points out that alley houses or backyard cottages and now known as DADUs have long been part of the neighborhood’s historic fabric.

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