Cobblestone — May 2017

Huzzah! Landmarks Preservation Committee

by Michael Herschensohn

The hard work of our society’s Landmarks Preservation Committee is exceptional among the historical organizations of Seattle. Only Historic Seattle with two paid preservation advocates comes even close to defending the historic fabric of our city the way your committee does. Not only does it prepare landmark nominations such as the one completed last year for the Power Control Center at 157 Roy Street, it attends every meeting of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Board where a Queen Anne landmark is considered and actively takes appropriate positions on the nomination, designation or alteration of our historic structures (such as the Bleitz Funeral Home above)…

(the rest of the article may be found in the May Cobblestone–below)

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Cobblestone — March 2017

Where Are They Now?

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.

Mystery #1

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Cobblestone — December 2016

President’s Letter

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 ( 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”