Help Us Prepare the Old Town Historic Master Plan
Please take a moment to share your perspective regarding Old Town - Redmond's historic core. The historic core includes the area from the Justice White house at Leary Way and NE 76th to NE 80th Street and from the Stone House to 164th Avenue NE.
We expect the planning process to occur during 2013. Share your thoughts here - questionnaire link
Odd Fellows Rings Returning to Odd Fellows Hall
On December 4, 2012, Artech, Inc. reinstalled the restored Odd Fellows Rings to the front facade of Odd Fellows Hall (Redmond's Bar and Grill).
Tim Short, the proprietor of Redmond's Bar and Grill worked with the City to coordinate the restoration process with funding by Redmond's Heritage Grant Program.
Redmond Receives Award for Success in Historic Restoration at the 12th Annual John D. Spellman Awards
Mayor Marchione, members of the Redmond Rotary, City officials, and staff accepted an award from King County Executive Dow Constantine on May 24th for restoration of the Anderson Park picnic shelter. A grant from the Redmond Rotary and the City's Heritage Restoration and Preservation Grant program helped the restoration project take place.
Detailed efforts in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration and Reconstruction Projects restored this structure using techniques that represent those of the shelter's original construction. By matching wood type and ring-count and by using hand tools to work the wood, the contractor created an authentic representation of Redmond history while helping to support park visitors today and in the future.
Adaptive Reuse in Old Town (Redmond's Downtown)
Continuing the National Preservation Month celebration, regional experts in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable architecture presented to property owners of historic properties on May 14, 2012.
The City of Redmond established a Historic Preservation program in 2000.
The program includes:
In 2006, the City was nationally recognized as a Preserve America Community
by then-First Lady, Laura Bush. The "Preserve America" initiative was a White House and now a National Parks Service program to encourage and support community efforts to preserve America's cultural and natural heritage. Preserve America initiatives include: a greater shared knowledge about the nation's past; strengthened regional identities and local pride; increased local participation for preservation of the country's cultural and natural heritage; and support for economic vitality of American communities.
For more information on the program:
Kimberly Dietz - 425-556-2415