SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A group from Los Alamos, once the building site for an atomic bomb, is making an unprecedented trip this month to a country that was devastated by the weapon. Los Alamos Historical Museum representatives are traveling throughout Japan to gain that country’s perspective on the impact of nuclear warfare. Museum […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The National Trust and the Panama Hotel’s current owner Jan Johnson are moving forward on an important step toward ensuring the hotel’s future. The hotel is a national landmark located in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. The National Trust and Johnson released a Request for Proposals to find the next owner […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Oregon has the Willamette Falls Navigation and Locks, and now Seattle has its beloved Panama Hotel as the city’s first National Treasure. There are approximately 60 buildings, neighborhoods, post offices, even ships (the Delta Queen in Mississippi) declared National Treasures, and now Seattle has its own national treasure in […]
As a follow up to the first Asian Pacific Islander (API) Historic Preservation Forum in San Francisco, the National Trust for Historic Preservation created the Asian Pacific
American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that 11 Puget Sound area historic sites were receiving grants as part of Partners in Preservation’s $1 million commitment to preservation efforts in the area. Among them is the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW), which was awarded $75,000 …
The vinyl siding has protected the buildings from decades of rain, snow, and windstorms. But the vinyl also encases hazardous asbestos.