Modern Sacred Spaces - Church of the Redeemer
July 13, 2017Kenmore
On Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m., the King County Historic Preservation Program hosts a meeting at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6211 NE 182nd Street, Kenmore, to learn more about a historic context statement on Modern era residential development recently completed for King County. Susan Boyle, AIA, a principal at BOLA Architecture + Planning, and Docomomo WEWA Board member, will present findings from her research into the Modern era heritage of the county.
King County’s Historic Preservation Program has been working to develop a more complete understanding of the importance of the region’s rich Modern era heritage. The context statement is meant to guide historic preservation efforts throughout the county and to serve as a basis for future preservation planning by property owners, architects, and local jurisdictions. It will inform home owners, designers, planners, and developers and give rise to greater appreciation of the remarkable houses from this post-war period.
Boyle’s presentation will include a sample of representative properties from communities throughout the county including Bellevue, Kirkland, Burien, Lake Forest Park, Normandy Park, and Seattle’s Central Area and West Seattle neighborhoods. Given the location of this presentation she will also focus on the remarkable work of designer/developer/builder John Burrows and houses in the Lake Forest Park area. The presentation will close with a tour of the Church, designed by noted Northwest Modern architect Roland Terry, co-sponsored by Docomomo WEWA.
The context statement has been financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior administered by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) and King County.
This event is free and open to the public.
Photo: Church of the Redeemer, King County HPP
July 29, 2017Everett
Historic Everett and Docomomo WEWA present the Mid-Century Marvels Architecture Tour on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
-Discover Everett's Mid-Century Modern architectural gems
-Learn local history on a guided downtown walking tour
-Tour three exemplary modern residences
Meet us at 10:00 AM to check-in at the Cope Gillette Theatre (originally the Bank of Everett, a New Formalist style bank building built in 1963), 2730 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201. Enjoy refreshments.
At 10:30 am, Docomomo WEWA Board member and architect Susan Boyle will provide an overview of Everett's modern architectural history. From 10:45 am to NOON, Historic Everett Board member Jack O'Donnell will lead us on a downtown walking tour. Refreshments will be served during the introduction.
Then, from NOON to 2:00 pm, tour three modern residences open to view. You'll need your own transportation for the house tour. Docents will be at each house. A map will be distributed at check-in.
Tour fee: $10 for members of Historic Everett or Docomomo WEWA; $15 non-members. Purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking on the "Sign Up For This Event" button above. Or purchase at the door the day of the event (cash, check or credit/debit card). Limited space is available.
If you are a Docomomo US member or on Docomomo WEWA's email list, then you'll be considered a member for this event.
All tour fees go toward future programs for both nonprofit organizations.
Photo: Cole Gillette Theatre (Bank of Everett); Lucas Henning, photographer