By Southwester Staff Forty-four benches at the Titanic Memorial Park received a fresh coat of paint on Saturday, September 17. The National Park Service (NPS) provided the materials and 18 volunteers provided the labor to update the benches. The event was organized by the Friends of Titanic Memorial Park, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that works […]
What do historic designations mean for Southwest?
What does preservation mean in Washington? The city’s appointed Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) decides which sites (usually buildings, but also gardens, parks, radio towers and other strange things) qualify for “landmarking” (protection). If the Board approves a nominated site, any alterations to the place that require a building permit are reviewed by the city’s […]