Craftsman House for Relocation in Chehalis







Information Brochure and Photos

See this link on Craigslist for more information:


Relocation of Issaquah’s Historic Anderson House – Site Visit July 30

Seattle, Washington:  The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking organizations or individuals interested in relocating the historic Anderson House from is present site within the City of Issaquah’s Confluence Park to a new location. The full RFP may be obtained through the Trust’s website at

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The City of Issiquah is undertaking a stream restoration project on the Anderson Farmstead in order to reduce channelization and confinement of Issaquah Creek. The project will impact the historic Anderson House, constructed circa 1900 and determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  Because the City determined that rehabilitation of the Anderson House on the existing site is not feasible due to costs and conflict with the stream restoration project, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (WTHP) is issuing an RFP to relocate the house on behalf of the City and in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), the King County Historic Preservation Program (KCHPP), and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).  Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2015.

The following stipulations apply:

The Anderson House shall be removed from City property, with or without the rear (west) porch and detached bedroom. The City will not provide property for relocation of the house.

The WTHP, KCHPP, and the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) will have final determination of approval of the relocation plan based on accepted historic preservation standards outlined for the rehabilitation of the house.

The House shall be offered for relocation and rehabilitation to a non-profit organization or to other private organizations and citizens in that order of priority.

$250,000 (less administrative costs not to exceed $25,000) is available to assist with relocation and rehabilitation costs.

If the above process does not identify a recipient committed to relocating and rehabilitating the Anderson House by October 1, 2015 or if the house is not removed from the Farmstead by December 31, 2015, the City has the authority to demolish the house.

A mandatory site visit to review the existing conditions of the Anderson Farmhouse and to ask additional questions is scheduled for Thursday, July 30 at 3:00PM.  Interested parties seeking additional information should contact Chris Moore with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation at 206-624-9449 or via email at

Founded in 1976, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, an independent, non-profit organization, is dedicated to saving the places that matter in Washington State and promoting sustainable and economically viable communities through historic preservation. The Trust helps make local preservation work and builds an ethic that preserves Washington’s historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration and stewardship. Visit the Trust website at for more information.


Operation YHP – Preservation Field School for High School Students

FOR RELEASE:                                    CONTACT:
July 21, 2015                                      Chris Moore, Executive Director
206-624-9449 (office)/206 930-5067 (cell)
Inaugural “Operation YHP” builds on success of the Washington Trust’s popular Youth Heritage Project

yhpSeattle, Washington: Operation YHP is a single-day historic preservation field school based on the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s highly successful youth program, Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project. The inaugural 2015 program will convene a group of up to 10 high school students and one teacher from King County to engage in the often complex issue of historic preservation advocacy through the Skykomish Hotel.

The “Sky Hotel,” as it has come to be known, is one of few remaining pioneer hotels along the US Route 2 and has been vacant and neglected for well over a decade. The building recently came under the ownership of the Town of Skykomish, which is looking to revitalize the structure as a viable, revenue-generating property to spark economic development. The hotel is an anchor in the town’s historic district and an important reminder of the community’s heritage as a center for logging and as a stop along the railroad. Students will be introduced to the history of the hotel, assess its physical condition, consider possible advocacy campaigns, and critique proposed reuse scenarios.

Operation YHP will have the same primary objectives as the longer program: to connect youth to historic places and landscapes; engage students in historic preservation and conservation activities, and excite the next generation of advocates and stewards of our natural and historic resources. The project will require students to engage with the built environment and foster a more thorough understanding of preservation advocacy. Following the project, students will be encouraged to apply what they have learned to a historic resource within their own communities, providing an evaluation regarding whether or not the resource would be an appropriate subject for an advocacy campaign.

For high school students, the Sky Hotel offers an opportunity to witness the impact a preservation campaign can have on a community. As efforts to rehabilitate the building remain very much ongoing, students can pro-actively engage in creating a vision for future use, while learning how to temper that vision given the realities and constraints of market forces. High school students in general have relatively little opportunity to directly engage with and understand historic resources at the grassroots level. Using the Sky Hotel as a case study, Operation YHP will enable students to experience firsthand the tactile appreciation that can only be gained from visiting, in person, and engaging with historically significant sites.

To submit an application, please visit:

Mission of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, an independent, non-profit organization, is dedicated to saving the places that matter in Washington State and promoting sustainable and economically viable communities through historic preservation. The Trust helps make local preservation work and builds an ethic that preserves Washington’s historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration and stewardship. Founded in 1976, the Washington Trust addresses its mission through the annual Most Endangered Historic Properties List, educational tours of its landmark headquarters, the Stimson-Green Mansion in Seattle, conferences and training workshops, a quarterly members’ newsletter, a small grants fund, and action on legislation and public policy. Visit the Trust website at for more information.


George Bush Homestead Archaeological Project Field School Informational Meeting

Community Information and Input Meeting for the George Bush Homestead Archaeological Project Field School

Thursday, July 23rd, 4:30-6:00pm

The Evergreen State College Library, Room 2205

This summer, the first Evergreen-run archaeological field school will be conducted at the George Bush Homestead: the mid-19th-century property of African-American George Bush, his German-American wife Isabella, and their children, located in what is today Tumwater. This family was one of the first settlers in the greater Olympia area and helped build some of the earliest industry. The project hopes to raise awareness of this under-reported, but integral, piece of early settlement history of our state.

We would like to invite any interested parties, including the public as well as the Evergreen community, to an information and input meeting this Thursday. We will be describing the project’s parameters, methods, and dissemination, as well as publicizing the dates for public tours on the site. If you have any questions or input for the project, including research questions and design, we welcome your suggestions and comments. The meeting will not follow a time schedule, so drop in any time. We hope to see many of you there. If you can’t make the meeting but have questions or input, please contact the P.I. at


National Preservation Institute Schedule of Courses Now Available for 2015-2016

The National Preservation Institute (NPI) offers continuing education and professional training for those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. NPI serves a broad spectrum of individuals and groups from the government and private sectors by providing seminars in historic preservationand cultural resource management.

Learn more and see the schedule here:


Army Corps of Engineers Cultural Resources Job Announcement

The Army Corps is looking for a cultural resources specialist. See the link below for the position information.



Historic Survey and Inventory Property project – Field Workers needed

Snohomish County is seeking enthusiastic people to help complete a historic resource scan covering unincorporated Snohomish County. The project will employ the innovative character studies methodology, which uses targeted field survey to cover a very large geographic area in a very short time. Work will involve conducting windshield surveys across the county to determine the integrity of older buildings using the smartphone-based LocalData app. Training will be provided.

Field survey will take place on a 9 to 5 schedule June 30-July 3 and July 6-10. Ideally, surveyors will be able to commit to helping for 3-4+ full days, but half-day shifts may be arranged. Fieldwork can be completed on a volunteer or paid contract basis ($12/hour).

If interested, contact Cara Bertron at as soon as possible. Please include your dates of availability; your experience with historic preservation, if any; and whether you have access to a smartphone and/or car for fieldwork (neither is required, and driving mileage can be reimbursed).


Salvage Barn Materials Available for Heritage Barns – Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Periodically, we receive salvage material from barns that have to be demolished.  While demolition is an unfortunate outcome, we work to see that as much material as possible is salvaged and made available for reuse in other historic barns.

We are presently accepting requests from Heritage Barn Owners interested in receiving material salvaged from a barn being deconstructed in Tukwila, King County, WA.  Salvage material must be used for rehabilitation/repairs to an existing Heritage Barn designated in the Washington Heritage Barn Register.

Available material includes the following:
Skip Sheathing
Barn Board Flooring
Siding Boards
Siding Battens
Floor Decking
Stair Case
More information, including the Material Request Form, can be found at the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation website.

Requests for materials are considered on a first come, first serve basis, with priority going to applicants from King County.


Washington Archaeology Month October 2015

Archaeology Month 2015

Call for Events

If you are interested in sponsoring an event during Archaeology month and would like the event to be included on our calendar, please fill out the form below.




FY16 CLG Grant Awards Announced

Each year DAHP grants at least 10% of its federal allocation to Certified Local Governments through a competitive process. For more information about the program please click here. This year we received funding requests totaling $146,631 and we were only able to award approximately $102,000. Congratulations to this year’s grantees!



Certified Local Government

Project Requested

Funding recommended


Intensive Survey and National Register nomination, Downtown Aberdeen



Heritage Tourism Strategic Plan



Claremont Neighborhood Survey


King County

Mid-century Residential Context Study



Design Guidelines for Local Downtown Historic District



New CLG Preservation Outreach Materials



Preservation Plan



Preservation Outreach Materials



Roslyn North Addition Survey


Spokane County

Survey of Local Stone Resources



Preservation Plan


Total Awarded