Society Seeking a Treasurer


The Queen Anne Historical Society seeks a volunteer Treasurer who sits on our board of directors and is responsible for tracking income and expenses, paying bills and providing quarterly financial reports.  The Treasurer should be familiar with QuickBooks Online and the principles of not-for-profit accounting. Elected for a one-year term, the Treasurer attends the monthly board meeting (second Wednesday of the month, 6 to 7:30) and spends approximately two hours per month bookkeeping.  An interest in local history and historic preservation will make the Treasurer’s role more engaging. The society does not require a CPA.   Reply to  

George and Irene Matzen House nominated!

The 1909 George and Irene Matzen House located at 320 W. Kinnear Place has been nominated to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. You can read all about the property in this great article by Jan Hadley. The Governor’s Advisory Council will deliberate the nomination on June 27, 2019 starting at 12:30 at the Centro de la Raza. The Matzen House is a glorious Prairie Style design by the architectural firm of Willatsen and Byrne. After the Queen Anne Community Club at Queen Anne Avenue and Garfield Street, the Post Office building at First North and Republican and the Seattle Coliseum (formerly the Key Arena), the property becomes the fourth Queen Anne building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is time!

The Queen Anne Historical Society will attend the Advisory Council meeting to support the nomination.

Over the Fence: Seattle Coliseum June 16

Seattle Coliseum Father’s Day looking west
Another view from the west

Seattle Coliseum Father’s Day The big pier looking westOnly one gap in the shroud enveloping the Seattle Coliseum provides a view of the work. Taken on Father’s Day to the rata-tat of a demolition hammer, this view looking west shows just about everything but the Coliseum’s structural outline gone. It is exactly as expected. We share this view to keep you up to date and to remind the city and the Oak View Group that the Queen Anne Historical Society is watching.