In April 2010, CD News informed you of a contest put on by our then sponsor, Partners in Preservation, to award up to $1M in preservation funds to various historic and culturally significant sites across Puget Sound.
Tuesday, Partners in Preservation announced additional eleven historic and culturally significant sites in the Sound area to receive sizable grants for historic preservation projects. The Central District managed to snag two of the eleven significant grants. Washington Hall received $90,000 to install new electrical service to allow the safe operation of the theater, and the Japanese Cultural & Community Center won $75,000 to rehabilitate the Center’s primary facades, including siding, windows and entry porticos.
The Urban League Building did not walk away empty-handed – receiving $5,000 as a consolation prize.