Documenting the History of Mount Baker

Documenting the History of Mount Baker

From Friends of Mt Baker Town Center:

The Mount Baker Park Addition – A Historic Intersection of People and Place

The Friends of Mt Baker Town Center are excited to have the opportunity to build the historic, architectural and cultural story of the Mt Baker Park Addition.  The project has developed with the generous support of 4Culture and our knowledgeable consultants at Northwest Vernacular.  Following the initial public meeting, a dedicated group of volunteers updated the property profiles for over 800 homes in the Mt Baker Park Addition.  Northwest Vernacular has compiled this information, and prepared a carefully researched Nomination of the Mount Baker Park Addition to the National Register of Historic Places.  The Nomination is currently under review by the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.   In addition to documenting the important architectural and landscape design features of the area, the project has developed significant background on the area’s cultural heritage through 1968, including the neighborhood’s important role in Seattle’s civil rights movement.   Please join us October 23, 2017 to learn more about this project:

Public Meeting No. 2 – October 23, 2017 — 6 pm at Franklin High School.  Please save October 23, 2017 so you can attend the second public meeting in the historic district nomination process, and get an update on the important background and historic findings generated through the generous work and support of Northwest Vernacular and 4Culture.

Please contact towncenterfriends@gmail.com if you have questions or information to share!

Featured photo/Cory Parris Photography

 

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