Washington Hall Partners
Washington Hall is a project of Historic Seattle and 4Culture. Historic Seattle acquired the building for $1.5 Million with 4Culture and Historic Seattle each contributing $250,000 toward the purchase of the building. Historic Seattle financed the balance and holds the mortgage. The Hall has consistently functioned as a performance space since its construction in 1908 but had fallen into disrepair in the last few decades and was in danger of demolition before Historic Seattle negotiated a purchase.
With a $380,000 grant from the Washington State Historical Society, work performed in Fall of 2009 through Winter of 2010 included removing hazardous materials from the building and implementing necessary repairs including safety and security system additions, new restrooms, electrical and heating upgrades, and roof repairs. Historic Seattle also received grant awards from 4Culture’s Landmark Challenge Grant and Heritage Facilities Grant for other necessary work.
The long term vision for the property is full rehabilitation and a permanent home for Central Area organizations with a focus on arts, media and social justice.
Historic Seattle believes that buildings provide an essential link to the past, reminding us of who we are and where we came from. Founded in 1974, Historic Seattle is the only nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving Seattle and King County’s architectural legacy. Our mission is to educate, advocate and preserve. Learn more about Historic Seattle.
An internationally recognized coalition that engages youth, low-income people and people of color in social change through innovative programs involving hip hop music, arts and culture. Learn more about 206 Zulu.
A network of artists, educators, and activists that nurture community and elevate the visibility of independent art, music, media and culture through all-ages programming, coalition building and leadership development. Learn more about Hidmo.
An intergenerational showcase of queer performers of color that provides support for local, up and coming artists through mentorship opportunities. Learn more about Voices Rising.