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The following historic properties were designated as landmarks in 2020 and 2021:

W.D. Gibbon General Store

Now operated as a community museum, this 1894 building is one of the oldest surviving commercial buildings in the Maple Valley area and an excellent example of the Western Falsefront type, commonly associated with late-nineteenth and early-twentieth settlement of the American West. It was nominated by The Maple Valley Historical Society for designation as a City of Maple Valley Landmark. Maple Valley Historical Society

Angerer Farm Hay Barn Complex

Historic features of this property near Carnation, now known as Jubilee Farm, include a 1957 hay barn, a 1962 loafing shed, and a machine shed – all reflecting broad changes in agricultural practices following WWII. It is owned and operated by Erick and Paula Haakenson, who nominated it for designation as a King County landmark.

Weiss Store

The Weiss Grocery Store was built in 1928 at the intersection of Vashon Highway SW and SW Bank Road at the center of Vashon town. Now known as Vashon Landing, this building helps tell the story of Vashon Island’s commercial development and continues to contribute to the vitality of the island’s downtown core. It was nominated for designation as a King County Landmrk by owner Breffni McGeough. Breffni McGeough

Naval Hospital Chapel

Built in 1944, this Tudor Revival style building is the first Interdenominational chapel constructed at a naval hospital. It is significant for its association with the Seattle Naval Hospital through WWII, followed by the Firland Sanitorium, which housed over 400 tuberculosis patients. The chapel continues to serve the Fircrest School, which moved onto the hospital grounds in 1959. Shoreline Preservation Society nominated the chapel for designation as a City of Shoreline landmark. Shoreline Preservation Society

Coutts Garage

Recognizing the commercial potential of catering to the influx of automobile travelers, in 1923 Cornelius Coutts built his triangle-shaped masonry garage to serve the increasing automobile travel through Issaquah on the newly paved section of the Sunset Highway - the state’s east-west route over the Cascade Mountains connecting Seattle to Spokane. Owner Aubrey Aramaki nominated it for designation as a City of Issaquah landmark. Aubrey Aramaki

Fall City Hop Shed

The original landmark nomination for this 1888 building associated with hop farming in the Snoqualmie Valley was missing key information about the former Snoqualmie Tribe Village site on which the Hop Shed sits, as well as the history of significant immigrant Chinese and Tribal-member participation in the 1880s-90s “hops craze”. Jamie Merriman-Cohen, Sarah Steen, and the Fall City Historical Society updated the original King County landmark nomination to tell a fuller, more inclusive story. Jamie Merriman-Cohen, Sarah Steen, Fall City Historical Society

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