Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 9:30-11:30 AM
Address: 153 14th Avenue, Seattle (at corner of Fir Street – one block north of E Yesler Way), 98122
Program: Washington Hall Past, Present, and Future
Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood, Washington Hall has anchored Seattle’s diverse Squire Park neighborhood in the Central District for over 100 years. The building has served as a hub for social and cultural activities for a broad ethnic community. In 1973, the Sons of Haiti, an African-American Masonic Lodge, purchased the building and continued the tradition of hosting performing arts, making it the first home of On the Boards. Historic Seattle acquired Washington Hall in 2009, saving it from demolition.
Learn about the building’s valuable past role and its ongoing renovation with the support of 4Culture, Washington Heritage Capital Fund, corporate funding and committed anchor tenants that is revitalizing it for public as a permanent home for community arts and cultural organizations.
Washington Hall is conveniently located in Seattle’s Squire Park neighborhood in the Central District. For a map, go to: www.washingtonhall.org/about-2-2/visit/ Limited parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. On street parking is also available. Metro bus route 27 runs close to Washington Hall – use METRO’s Trip Planner for help with planning your trip.