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A look at more than 100 years at 11th and Olive as Hugo House landmarks hearing nears

Screen shot 2013-05-10 at 3.41.50 PMThere are many reasons to bring an historic Capitol Hill property in front of the Seattle Landmarks Board. In the case of the Richard Hugo House, the effort comes as options are weighed for possible expansion of the literary organization that calls the former mortuary home.

Wednesday, the old house gets its day in front of the board:

The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider landmark nomination for Manning’s Funeral Parlor/Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Avenue in Seattle) at its meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments.  Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board by May 14 at 5:00 p.m. at the following address: Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649. (You can also email staff)

Even the most tepid nomination attempts produce useful documentation of a building’s — and its neighborhood’s — history.

Below, you’ll find the 67 page nomination report for the Richard Hugo House/Manning’s Funeral Parlor that stands, still, along 11th Ave across from Capitol Hill. We delved into the 1903 structure’s likelihood of achieving landmarks status in April. Let us know what catches your eye in the report.


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3 thoughts on “A look at more than 100 years at 11th and Olive as Hugo House landmarks hearing nears

  1. A cheap structure for housing the hoi polloi and built from a kit. I’d like to see ’em try that today.

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