Many thanks to all who have sent in donations for the Hop Shed work. We will keep everyone informed, but getting funding from King County Preservation is not looking probable.
In the late 1990s, extensive restoration of the Hop Shed added 5 tiers of new timbers at the bottom, but the remaining 9 tiers above that are the original 1888 timbers, which are beginning to seriously deteriorate. In the North side photo (shown above, from the 2016 Assessment) the shifting of the structure due to decay of the timbers at the corners now causes runoff from the roof on the east side to fall directly on the old timbers below.
Thought and discussion about the future are under way. Watch for updates.
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As we look forward to numerous postings, we've added a feature to help make your visit more pleasant. At the start of each photo caption you will see one or more hashtags (such as #fallcityhistoryBooks or #fallcityhistoryHistSigns). If you like a certain photo, clicking on the hashtag takes you to a page with other photos on that topic.
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ANOTHER SAFE WAY TO ENJOY HISTORY! If you enjoy photos of early days in Fall City, do a "screen tour" of our calendars over the years... 2007 to 2019! The link below will take you to the Yearly Calendar page, with links to download "photos only" pdfs for all of the calendars from 2007 on.(Or,on our website www.fallcityhistorical.org, under Projects, click on Yearly Calendar.)
You may want to use a tablet or computer screen, for a larger view of photos. The monthly pages for the 2020 Calendar, DID YOU KNOW...? are posted each month on our Facebook page, another source of historic photos.
Did you know...Fall City Historical helps support the monthly Fall City Neighbors newsletter, and offers historical articles each month, along with news of coming events. Links to our articles are available each month on our website.