Save the Showbox! @ The Showbox At the Market, Seattle [1 October]

Save the Showbox!


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The Showbox At the Market
1426 1st Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101
Just read in the Stranger today that the day after the Showbox turned 79, it has plans to be demolished by a developer from Canada.

What the heck?

Lets try to save it by nominating the building to become an historic landmark in Seattle!
http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/historic-preservation/landmarks#nominationanddesignationprocess

Here is an example email to send to:
[email protected] as well as [email protected]

To whole it may concern,

As you may or may not know, the Showbox music venue located at 1426 1st Ave was constructed in 1919, and has served the city of Seattle as a music hall since 1939. In fact, their 79th anniversary was just yesterday. This site has served so many residents of Seattle in various ways. From debuting bands, to enjoying their favorite bands’ performances and employing hundreds of people, it surely deserves its place as a historic landmark in a city that prides itself on music and culture.

Please consider the Showbox in the Market for landmark status — it has earned it.

Thank you for your time,

Article from The Stranger
https://thestranger.com/slog/2018/07/25/29721442/yesterday-the-showbox-turned-79-today-its-demolition-was-announced

Here’s some additional information (thank you @sheleigh)

The building is located outside the jurisdiction of the Pike Place Market Historical Commission, which I staff. A nomination for the building as a city landmark will probably be required as part of the development process, so I would suggest sending an email now to [email protected] and let her know that you support the building as a city landmark and why. Here is more information on how buildings become city landmarks in Seattle: http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/historic-preservation/landmarks#nominationanddesignationprocess

Heather McAuliffe, Coordinator

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board

Pike Place Market Historical Commission

Office: 206.684.0229

Street Address: 600 4th Avenue — 4th Floor, Seattle WA 98104

Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649

http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/historic_districts.htm

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(2nd letter recd) You should also look at the standards in the information I sent you a link to. The landmarks board looks at those standards to decided whether or not a building should be landmarked. You should cite which one you think it meets.

Heather McAuliffe, Coordinator

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board

Pike Place Market Historical Commission

Office: 206.684.0229

Street Address: 600 4th Avenue — 4th Floor, Seattle WA 98104

Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649

http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/historic_districts.htm
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