When you live here in Queen Anne, you realize a lot of change is occurring, but most of the time you just don’t realize how much. About 10 years ago, I took a number of photos on Queen Anne Avenue, and I recently looked at them and was quite surprised at all the changes. So here’s a quick look back at Queen Anne Ave. Do you remember where they were located? (Queen Anne Avenue is NOT an acceptable answer!) Answers in the next Cobblestone.
Speaking of the cause, it’s time to show your love with our 3rd Annual “HeartBomb!”
Show Your Love “HeartBomb”
1 PM, Tuesday, February 14,2017
KeyArena | Coliseum
BYOV (Bring your own Valentine)
Join us on Valentine’s Day to celebrate a unique, local Modernist masterpiece – KeyArena in the heart of Seattle Center!
Historic Seattle, Queen Anne Historical Society, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Docomomo WEWA, and friends will be showing our love for KeyArena (aka Washington State Coliseum) at 1 pm on Tuesday, February 14. We’ll gather for a group photo at 1:15 pm to show off our homemade valentines to this cool historic building. (The group photo will happen rain or shine!)
HeartBombs are a fun and creative way to bring people together and raise awareness about what’s cherished in a community — a sort of city-wide love letter about places that matter.
Why are we bringing the love?
The City of Seattle issued a Request for Proposals for the rehab and re-use of KeyArena, a world-class sports and entertainment venue. But there’s also a tear-down option. The landmark-eligible historic structure from the Seattle World’s Fair should be preserved. Read Knute Berger’s article for more of the backstory.
Participating in a HeartBomb event is one way to advocate for the building’s preservation and potential re-use. As Berger says, “it could be a win for history, sports fans and taxpayers.” Who doesn’t like a win-win?
Here’s how it works
Get creative by crafting your homemade valentine to the building. Add your message about why this place matters.
Bring your heart creation and join others for a group photo at KeyArena declaring your love. We’ll meet on the west side of the arena off 1st Avenue N and Harrison Street near the giant, concrete abutment (or “leg”).
Can’t join us for the group photo? Don’t worry. Take pictures of you and your handmade creation in front of KeyArena, and share them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with the hashtag #heartbombSEA, #heartbombKeyArena, and #IHeartSavingPlaces. Feel free to add why you “heart” this place and why others should fall in love with it, too!
Contact Brooke Best, Historic Seattle Preservation Advocacy Coordinator, at
I am sure everyone is delighted by the wonderful articles Jan Hadley and Alicia Arter have been sharing in the Queen Anne Magnolia News and on our website (www.qahistory.org) about the history of grocery stores in our neighborhood. Grateful though I am to Joe Veyera, editor of the News, I encourage our members to visit our website where photos can be clearer and (on occasion) in color. I hope you will consider Alicia and Jan’s careful research on these stories and their enthusiasm for them as great reasons to support the society and rejoin now.
Our January 26 meeting to be held at 7:00 pm at Aegis Living on Galer will focus on Jan and Alicia’s work. They will explore myriad details about eating on Queen Anne that have yet to find a place in their work. To borrow an expression my mother used in the strangest contexts, it will be a ‘delicious’ meeting. …Continue reading “Cobblestone — December 2016”→