An example of a Modern home on Queen Anne, as designed by David Coleman Architecture. Photo by Nicole Demers-Changelo
An example of a Modern home on Queen Anne, as designed by David Coleman Architecture. Photo by Nicole Demers-Changelo
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 4:00 PM
What is Modern, and why does the Queen Anne Historical Society care? True, Modern architecture is not a style. Modern architecture is the belief that using the opportunities provided by a site, by a client and by constraints should inform design.
  • HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVE | A Modern take on Queen Anne
    What is Modern, and why does the Queen Anne Historical Society care? True, Modern architecture is not a style. Modern architecture is the belief that using the opportunities provided by a site, by a client and by constraints should inform design. 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Sidestep the crisis when transitioning to eldercare
    Aging issues don’t come with instructional manuals. Only when life forces us to shoulder the role of elder advocate do we begin to face the complexities of transitioning aging loved ones into eldercare. 
  • HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVE | A tour of  Queen Anne Modern
    In his introduction to the upcoming Queen Anne Modern tour Kim Turner remembers sitting on a slope overlooking downtown and witnessing the lights coming back on in skyscrapers after one of the last World War II blackouts. 
  • June is a popular wedding month, so Bayview Retirement Community (11 W. Aloha St.) is celebrating by displaying photos from residents’ weddings. 
  • SNAPSHOT IN TIME: MAGNOLIA | A new era at  Discovery Park
    There has been controversy over the expected and long-planned-for sale of the historic Fort Lawton houses (Officers’ Row and non-commissioned officers (NCO) in Montana Circle). 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Spring cleaning
    When my mom and dad finally decided to prepare for a future that might not include the traditional family home, our lives became embroiled in a major emotional ordeal. 
  • Bayview’s musical wins festival award
    Bayview Manor Retirement Community’s movie musical, “Going My Way,” which was featured in the Nov. 27, 2013, issue of Queen Anne & Magnolia News, won third place at the recent Healthy Aging Partnership Film Short Festival. 
  • Returning home
    A March 25 gathering in a north Queen Anne home included its original owners, George and Joe Shaughnessy. They met with current owners Georgi and Steve Krom and childhood friends Charles and Marion Wright of Magnolia. 
  • SNAPSHOT IN TIME: MAGNOLIA | Briarcliff
    In the late 1940s, schools in Magnolia were becoming overcrowded. Magnolia and Lawton schools were simply not big enough to accommodate the size of the growing community.  
  • AGING WITH CARE | Know your family’s history
    I truly regret not making the most of a precious opportunity. I had a family member who was our historian. She knew the family lineage, the locations from where family members emigrated, funny stories and also the family dirt. 
  • Senior Services is accepting nominations of inspirational elders for the 2014 Inspire Positive Aging Award through May 2. 
  • The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens hosts the Senior Services’ Senior Rights Assistance Program, which provides trained volunteers to assist with information on a variety of topics. 
  •  HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVE | Queen Anne Park
    Queen Anne Park is a relatively unknown neighborhood above Seattle Pacific University at the northwest end of Queen Anne Hill. While not a park in the usual sense of the word, it is park-like in its beauty and winding streets. 
  • SNAPSHOT IN TIME: MAGNOLIA | Fishermen’s Terminal
    The earliest fishermen using Salmon Bay were American Indians, specifically the Shilshole-Ahmish (people of Shilshole), who lived in the settlements at the north end of Salmon Bay and fished for their livelihood. 
  • AGING WITH CARE | Giving up the family home
    More than 85 percent of Americans age 50 and older want to stay in their own homes and never move. Aging adults fear moving into nursing homes and losing their independence more than they fear death. 
  • The Queen Anne Historical Society will concludes its series of public meetings on churches with its meeting at the Queen Anne Christian Church (1316 Third Ave. W.) on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. 
  • A Place for Mom, a senior-living referral service based at 1300 Dexter Ave. N., Suite 400, appointed Charlie Severn to vice president of brand marketing. 
  • HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVE | Really waiting for the Interurban
    Rarely does an odd piece of street furniture capture our imaginations, but the 1979 cast-aluminum streetcar shelter sculpture on the north bank of the Lake Washington Ship Canal known as ‘Waiting for the Interurban” is an exception to the rule. 
  • Depending on the stage of life, it is often desirable to keep an aging person in their traditional home. 
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