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The Udistrict Lights Up in the Alley and has a Party

December 5th, 2014 by master

Take a stroll down a University District alley and find yourself surrounded by art, music and festivities. The U-District Partnership is holding their 2nd Annual Alley Lights and Holiday Swag events all day on Dec 6.

Alley Lights

Join the U-district Partnership for their Second Annual Alley Activation Event: ALLEY LIGHTS- Light Installations with Special Exhibits, Live Music, Snacks  and Hot Libations

Where: Starts in front of Café Allegra and continues between NE 45th & NE 41st.
When: Dec 6, 4 – 7 pm\
Contact:  / 206-547-4417 for more info

Holiday Swag!

Make a free Holiday Swag with at many u-district locations, including the Saturday market.

Where: City of Seattle- Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Public Utilities, University Heights Center, The U District Partnership, University District Neighborhood Farmer’s Market, University District BIA,
When: Dec 6, 10am -1pm
Contact:  / 206-547-4417 for more info

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University Heights Center now on National Register of Historic Places

December 29th, 2010 by master

After opening in December of 1902 as a school, University Heights has now been designated by the National Park Service as a landmark property and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The designation assures preservation of the building and site under federal laws.

Photo by WA State Dept. of Archaeology & Historic Preservation

The building has quite a history.  Starting in 1974, University Heights lived under the threat of demolition or sale by the school system.  It finally closed in 1989 but was soon turned into a community center.

“School buildings have historically been very important to the neighborhoods they serve,” said House Speaker Frank Chopp in a news release, who has his district office in University Heights. “This designation acknowledges that role and allows the building to remain a vital part of the community.”

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