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Letter from the Director: New Support for Historic Preservation

Letter from the Director: New Support for Historic Preservation

“In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures.” – Frank Gehry 4Culture’s offices are in Pioneer Square, one of the most heavily visited neighborhoods in Seattle by out-of-towners. To walk in the Square is to step back in time, where you can see rooms for rent advertised for 75 cents...
4Culture to Expand Offerings for Historic Preservation

4Culture to Expand Offerings for Historic Preservation

A heads-up for 2013 There are big changes coming for the smallest of 4Culture’s four program areas. Next year for the very first time, we’ll open up two of our oldest funding opportunities – Special Projects and Sustained Support – to historic preservation projects and organizations. If you have a project that involves exploring, sharing,...
Fostering Community through Preservation

Fostering Community through Preservation

Announcing 4Culture’s 2012 Landmark Challenge Grant Recipients Standing squarely within Seattle’s Chinatown / International Special Review District is Chong Wa Hall, a distinctive two-story building that has served the city’s Chinese community for nearly 100 years. The Chong Wa Benevolent Association was established around 1915. Since that time, the Association has organized local families and...
Looking for Funding for Rehab/Repair?

Looking for Funding for Rehab/Repair?

Landmark Challenge Grants Applications Now Open 4Culture is pleased to offer another round of funding for stewardship of historic properties all around King County, including those within the City of Seattle, through our Landmark Challenge Grants program. This program funds “bricks and mortar” projects on individually landmarked buildings, sites, structures, objects as well as those...
Breakfast at the Panama Hotel

Breakfast at the Panama Hotel

Property Owners gather to Learn about Preservation Incentives Last week at the Panama Hotel, the owners of some 15 historic buildings gathered at a breakfast workshop sponsored by the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), to hear the latest on grants and other financial incentives for historic preservation. This is the sort...
Summer Deadline for Challenge Grants

Summer Deadline for Challenge Grants

Calling All Landmark Owners Have you got substantial rehab plans for a designated Landmark property, here in Seattle or elsewhere in King County? Consider applying to 4Culture’s upcoming Landmark Challenge Grants Program for historic preservation support. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 11th, 2012. Watch for the program guidelines and application to be posted...
Peering Through the Prism Hole No More

Peering Through the Prism Hole No More

News from a Landmark Challenge Grant recipient Last year, the Alliance for Pioneer Square was awarded funding through 4Culture’s Landmark Challenge Grant program to develop an action plan for Pioneer Square’s unique areaway prisms. The project was envisioned as a type of “roadmap” for property owners with sidewalk prisms that have suffered damage or been...

Employment: Restoration Technician

The Northwest Railway Museum has an immediate opening for a restoration technician to work on the 1898-built chapel car Messenger of Peace. More information about the car is on the web at www.messengerofpeace.org. The successful applicant must have carpentry and finish experience. The project is completing the window trim installation, roof decking rehabilitation, end platform...
preserving seattle's international district

preserving seattle’s international district

4Culture is excited to announce three preservation projects in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (I.D.) that will be happening over the next couple of months. All three sites are significant for their association with Japanese & Chinese immigration to the United States and continue to play a vital role as gathering places for locals and visitors in...

challenge grants boost the economy through preservation

4Culture is pleased to announce the recipients of Landmark Challenge Grants for 2011.  This year, the program will provide support totaling $142,500 for ten landmark properties in King County.  Projects include planning, design, engineering, and/or labor and materials for rehabilitation work.  Challenge Grants require a one-to-one cash match from the applicant, and so they leverage...

reminder: preservation funding opportunity

4Culture’s 2011 Landmark Challenge Grants deadline is July 13. This program provides support for “bricks and mortar” projects for landmarks in King County, Washington. Visit the program’s homepage to review the guidelines and access the online application. Questions? Contact program lead Flo Lentz at 206.296.8682 or flo.lentz[at]4culture.org.   Image: University Heights Elementary School in Seattle...

funding available for local landmarks

The 2011 Landmark Challenge Grants (LCG) guidelines and applications are AVAILABLE online. This program provides support for “bricks and mortar” projects involving buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts that have been officially designated as landmarks in any and every community in King County, including the city of Seattle & Bellevue. This program does require a...