Sunday, May 2, 2010

Project open houses at two King Street stations

With just 10 voting days left in the Partners In Preservation Seattle Initiative funding competition, the region’s two King Street Stations held a joint open house to highlight their projects. Seattle’s King Street Station (owned by the City of Seattle and managed by the Seattle Department of Transportation or "SDOT") highlighted the staircase that extends from the King Street entrance to Jackson Street. Snoqualmie’s King Street Station (owned by the Northwest Railway Museum) highlighted chapel car 5 Messenger of Peace. Through the kindness of SDOT, chapel car 5 Messenger of Peace was also highlighted at Seattle's King Street Station. You can vote every day at

Partners In Preservation is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. American Express has provided $1 million in funding to support historic preservation projects in the Puget Sound region. 25 project finalists are competing for a share of the funding; the top vote-getter is guaranteed full funding. Several other projects will be selected by a National Trust committee and will also receive funding.

On Sunday, May 2, 2010, the Northwest Railway Museum was invited to set up a modest display about the chapel car at Seattle’s King Street Station. There, the City of Seattle’s Department of Transportation was also highlighting their King Street station project. At the same time, Snoqualmie’s King Street Station continued an open house for chapel car 5 Messenger of Peace.

Project Manager Trevina Wang described the King Street Station project to Spike:


For the Northwest Railway Museum, funding for the chapel car 5 Messenger of Peace will provide full funding and allow the project to proceed through to completion. Messenger of Peace has already confirmed $356,000 in funding, $180,000 of which came from a Save America’s Treasures award last December.

You can vote once a day until May 12 for the chapel car 5 Messenger of Peace or any of the other 24 worthy projects at Naturally, Spike encourages you to vote for Messenger of Peace!

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