King County Executive Dow Constantine will recognize Redmond’s historic preservation efforts at the 2012 John D. Spellman Awards on May 24 at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond.
The doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments; the ceremony begins at 10:15 a.m. Redmond’s Mayor John Marchione and city officials will join Executive Constantine to acknowledge and celebrate Redmond’s history and the 1912-2012 Centennial.
The awards are named in honor of Governor John Spellman (King County Executive 1969-1981) who established the County’s Historic Preservation Program 32 years ago. A special presentation on Redmond history will precede the awards and descendants of one of the city’s founding families will be in attendance.
King County’s historic preservation staff also plan to honor the Redmond Historical Society, Redmond Landmark Commission, and the Redmond Centennial Committee.
This year’s award recipients include:
- Irene Pike for her stewardship and rehabilitation of the historic Moore House in Fall City;
- The Center for Wooden Boats and partners for documentation and education related to Lake Union’s underwater archaeological sites;
- The City of Redmond for its in the 1930s Works Project Administration (WPA)-constructed Anderson Park; and
- The Washington State Department of Transportation and partners for Milepost 31, a new public information center in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
Additional information regarding the John D. Spellman Awards is available at www.kingcounty.gov/environment/dnrp/newsroom/newsreleases/2012/may/0517Spellman-Awards
More information about Redmond history is available through the city’s website: www.redmond.gov/government/historicpreservation and from the Redmond Historical Society: www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org
Editor's note: to read a Redmond Patch story about the Anderson Park picnic shelter restoration.