Spellman Awards honor preservation from Des Moines to Carnation

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Marking its 35th anniversary this year, the King County Historic Preservation Program presented its annual John D. Spellman Historic Preservation Awards in conjunction with AKCHO’s Annual Awards Program.

The projects receiving recognition included restoration of the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium in the Des Moines Beach Park Historic District; restoration of the Keewaydin Clubhouse on Mercer Island by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5760; and repurposing of the historic Carnation Farm into Camp Korey, a summer camp for children with life-threatening and serious illnesses.

Also recognized was the advocacy by a tenacious group of individuals that led to formation of the Sammamish Heritage Society and saved the Sammamish Plateau’s classic Reard farmhouse from demolition. Last year the Society successfully relocated Reard House to a nearby city park, where it will undergo rehabilitation and eventually be open to the public.

 


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