June 5th is the 50th Anniversary of Pioneer Hall being named to National Register of Historic Places!
What a milestone to note. There is no open house, celebration, or commemoration planned on this date due to the virus.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.
The Association is preparing reports and preliminary drawings for the restoration of the historic 110-year-old Pioneer Hall. Proposed construction would include structural improvements for earthquake and foundation protection, better ADA accessibility and updated plumbing and electrical. Please join us in this effort by becoming a member, recruiting members, and donating to the building fund by clicking DONATE or ONLINE JOIN.
Another reason to become a Pioneer Association member is to learn more about the fascinating history of Pioneer Hall in our Pioneer Presences newsletter. Here is a sample from the last newsletter,
A.V. Alder ~~ Architect for Pioneer Hall
By R. Alan Murray
A. V. Alder was the architect for Pioneer Hall. Mr. Alder had a limited impact on the architecture in Seattle due to his short time working here, but, while he was in Seattle, he did prepare the plans for Washington Pioneer Hall which still stands today after 110 years.
So, who was A. V. Alder? Adolph Victor Alder was born in Switzerland to Albert and Aline Alder on June 7, 1883. Around 1887 the family immigrated to the United States.
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From the Pioneer Association Board