Made to Last: Historic Preservation in Seattle and King County

Made to Last: Historic Preservation in Seattle and King County

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by Lawrence Kreisman
     
 

Despite the relative youth of the Pacific Northwest, its buildings and historic sites are reminders of a rich and colorful heritage. Made to Last describes exemplary preservation programs in Seattle and King County, how they developed, and the process and the extent of protection offered landmark properties.

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Despite the relative youth of the Pacific Northwest, its buildings and historic sites are reminders of a rich and colorful heritage. Made to Last describes exemplary preservation programs in Seattle and King County, how they developed, and the process and the extent of protection offered landmark properties.

Descriptions and photographs provide a guide to individual buildings and landmark districts, demonstrating how each played a part in the remarkably swift development of county and city. Examples of rehabilitation and adaptive reuse projects accomplished through creative public and private financing are described and illustrated, as are the personal stories of commitment, perseverance, and labor that have spurred the renewal of properties—designated or not—and made them useful again. Made to Last celebrates buildings whose age is not a detriment, but rather a valuable and contributing force in the community.

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First published as in 1985 by the Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority, for which Kreisman is Program Directory. He describes the city's preservation programs, how they developed, the process of landmark designation, and the extent of protection offered landmark properties. Here he incorporates subsequent changes in funding, preservation battles lost, and court cases on properties; he also expands his coverage to the surrounding country. The illustrations are high quality or historic monochromes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780295978468
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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