Fire Station Reuse Success: Renton Historical Museum

The Renton Historical Museum just southeast of Seattle is in an eye-catching building that doesn’t look like any museum I’ve seen before. And it’s no wonder: this building, with its Art Moderne curves and three central doors was originally the Renton fire station. Needless to say, even as a fire station, this building is pretty… Read More Fire Station Reuse Success: Renton Historical Museum

Coupeville: Whidbey Island’s History Through Architecture

Coupeville, tucked in Penn Cove on the eastern side of Whidbey Island, was first platted in 1883 and despite its small size retains a large number of historic buildings. Over thirty, in fact, date to the Territorial Era (1850-1875). Coupeville is within Ebey’s Landing, the first National Historical Reserve in the nation.  Whidbey is one… Read More Coupeville: Whidbey Island’s History Through Architecture

Building Feature: Seattle’s Pioneer Building

The Pioneer Building is located at the south end of downtown Seattle in the aptly named Pioneer Square neighborhood. Pioneer Square was once the heart of Seattle and due to the shift of downtown to the north, the neighborhood has retained a number of historic buildings. Several blocks around the Pioneer Building make up the Pioneer Square-Skid… Read More Building Feature: Seattle’s Pioneer Building