Landmark nomination to be considered for Arbor Heights Elementary

August 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm | In Arbor Heights, West Seattle history, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 8 Comments

Keep in mind, this is basically a required, routine action, triggered by impending demolition/rebuild – as is similar consideration for Genesee Hill. Nonetheless, public notification is mandatory, and here it is, as just sent by the Department of Neighborhoods, which includes the Landmarks Board:

The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider landmark nomination for Arbor Heights Elementary School at 3701 SW 104th St. The meeting will be on Wednesday, September 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor in Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments.

Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board by 5:00 p.m. on September 3 at the following address:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board

Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle WA, 98124-4649

A copy of the nomination is available for public review at the Southwest Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave. SW (206-684-7455); and at Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). The nomination is posted on Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website at under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

The Landmarks Preservation Board is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program. The Historic Preservation Program handles the identification and protection of more than 400 historic structures, site, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts throughout Seattle. For more information, contact 206-684-0464.


  1. Obviously they have never been inside… or maybe even outside.

    Comment by valvashon — 3:56 pm August 1, 2013 #

  2. wow… This is one landmark you want to replace.

    Comment by WSEA — 4:39 pm August 1, 2013 #

  3. I have to say I don’t care if this is basically a required process it is dumb.

    Comment by Scott — 4:49 pm August 1, 2013 #

  4. Bwaaaa Bwaaaa Bwaaa! Sorry. Can’t help but laugh.

    Comment by Bonnie — 5:40 pm August 1, 2013 #

  5. Maybe the school board is behind it’s nomination so they dont have to build a new school.

    Comment by smokeycretin9 — 6:22 pm August 1, 2013 #

  6. It could be landmark to deferred maintenance and general neglect?

    Comment by Eric1 — 10:48 pm August 1, 2013 #

  7. Please excuse my temporary lapse into judgmentalism. THIS IS IDIOTIC! Ok, I’m calm now. I won’t go into detail here but I have been involved in historic preservation in my hometown (Seattle) for several years now. Based on this experience, in my humble opinion the “Landmarks Preservation Board” enforces a law that would never pass constitutional scrutiny. I truly value the idea of historic preservation but this board and law is out of touch. This makes a mockery of true preservation.

    Comment by another Scott — 1:38 am August 2, 2013 #

  8. Hey now, hold up — we may even have a rare species of mold or fungus growing in these classrooms. We may need to preserve this building for ecological reasons.

    Comment by Joe Szilagyi — 10:01 am August 2, 2013 #

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