Article Date: November 1st, 2010
Category: Next AKCHO Meeting
Date:Â Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 9:30 AM
Hosted by: Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Meeting Location:Â Stimson-Green Mansion
Address:Â 1204 Minor Avenue, Seattle 98101
Program:Â Preserving Heritage Barns
If there is one thing we know for sure in the world of historic preservation, it is the following: everybody loves old barns. The evidence abounds â€“ barn images appear on postcards, serve as the inspiration for gallery exhibits, show up on marketing materials for everything from farmerâ€™s markets to scenic byway publications and, in Washington at least, passion for historic barns has generated the Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative to raise awareness of these rural icons and assist in barn preservation.
In May, The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation convened advocates for heritage barns at their 2010 Heritage Barn Conference in Walla Walla. The Conference highlighted the successes and challenges of barn preservation. Chris Moore, Field Director for the Washington Trust will present the Heritage Barn Initiative. One outcome has been the designation of 422 Heritage Barns statewide. The Washington Trust administers matching grants for heritage barns, 31 grants have been awarded to stabilize and rehabilitate heritage barns. Chris will tell the stories and show the pictures of Heritage Barns across the State.
Cathy Wickwire, Operations Manager for the Washington Trust will give tours of the Mansion before and after the meeting.
For additional program information you may contact either Chris Moore or Cathy Wickwire at 206-624-9449.
Driving and Parking Instructions:
The Stimson-Green Mansion is located atop Seattle’s First Hill on Minor Avenue between Seneca and University Streets.
Visitors arriving on I-5 from the north should take exit #166, Stewart Street/Denny Way. Drive four blocks west on Stewart and then turn left at Boren Avenue.Â You will pass Minor Avenue, but this is not a through street across the freeway.Â Drive seven blocks south on Boren until you reachÂ Seneca Street. Turn left on Seneca and drive one block east to Minor Avenue.Â The Mansion is located on teh corner of Minor and Seneca.
For visitors arriving on I-5 from the south and those using I-90 westbound, take exit #164, Madison Street.Â Turn right on Madison and drive five blocks east to Minor Avenue.Â Turn left on Minor and drive two blocks north to Seneca Street.Â The Mansion is located on the corner of Minor and Seneca.
On-street parking is available and there are several paid parking lots in the vicinity.Â The small parking lot located in front of the Carriage House is reserved for Mansion tenants.
For those using public transportation, the Stimson-Green Mansion is serviced by Metro Transit Route 2. For more information, please call METRO at 206-553-3000 (press 0 for a live person) or visit Metro’s Online Trip Planner which allows you to locate which bus route will get you to the location from any address within King County.