More people are joining the push to bring historic landmark status to the Admiral’s House that sits above Smith Cove in Magnolia. King County Councilmember Larry Phillips recently sent a letter to Seattle’s Landmark Preservation Board.
I urge you to approve this nomination for historic landmark status. This is an important step in ensuring preservation not only of the historic Admiral’s House building, but also in helping to preserve public access to the sweeping views afforded by adjacent public parkland.
The house is currently owned by Pacific Northwest Communities, a company owned in partnership between the U.S. Navy and Forest City Enterprises. The Navy fully supports landmark designation and is also nominating the house for the National Register of Historic Places. The house will eventually be sold with proceeds going toward privatized military housing in Western Washington.
The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider this nomination at its meeting on Wednesday, July 7 at 3:30pm in the Seattle Municipal Tower. The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. You can also write to the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, Dept. of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649. You can see the full nomination here.