The Washington State Convention Center is a convention center in Seattle, Washington. The convention center notably is built bridging over Interstate 5.Planned expansionThe convention center is planning a $1.4 billion expansion that includes 440,000sqft of exhibition space in a new five-story building to be located at the site of the Convention Place transit station, part of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel. The station is expected to close to buses in 2017 in preparation for the opening of the Northgate Link Extension and construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter, with a potential opening in 2020.EventsAAI Immunology Annual Meeting 2016Emerald City ComiCon 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. 2015, 2016. Will return in 2017.Penny Arcade Expo 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. Will return in 2017.Sakura-Con 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. Will return in 2017.The 41st annual TESOL Convention.WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999NECA Show 2009Phi Theta Kappa Convention 2011International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2015
Sakura-Con is an annual three-day anime convention held during March or April at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Washington. The convention, which is traditionally held over Easter weekend, is the largest anime convention in the Northwest and is the 9th largest North American anime convention as of 2015. It is organized by the volunteer Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA).ProgrammingThe convention typically offers anime game shows, anime music video contest, art show, artist alley, dances/raves, collectible card gaming, cosplay chess, cosplay contest, exhibitors hall, fashion show, Japanese cultural arts and presentations (aikido demonstrations, kabuki performances, kendama play, kendo swordsmanship, taiko drumming, tea ceremonies), Japanese pop and rock concerts, karaoke, masquerade ball, panels, table top RPG gaming, video gaming (arcade, console, PC), 24-hour video theaters. The convention runs programming for 24 hours a day.In 2002 the charity auction benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raised $4,560. The 2010 charity auction also benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation raised $27,000. The convention before holding fundraisers at the 2012 event raised $90,000 for Tsunami relief. The 2015 charity auction benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raised over $40,000.
Over a century old, the Stimson-Green Mansion, located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, stands as a memorial to Seattle’s thriving lumber, trading and transport industries of the late 19th to early 20th century as well as the significant individuals that built and inhabited the house. Commissioned in 1899 by Charles D. Stimson, a prominent timber and real estate businessman, along with his wife Harriet, the Mansion was designed by the Spokane architect Kirtland Cutter. Dominating the corner of Seneca Street and Minor Avenue, the Mansion was built to impress and could easily hold its own next to First Hill’s most opulent homes of the period.
Completed in 1901, the Mansion reflected the architect’s aptitude for incorporating several different architectural styles – considered “eclectic architecture” – employing English Tudor Revival, Moorish, Neoclassical, Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance to create something truly impressive. Eclectic architecture allowed a person to experience architectural history simply by moving from room to room instead of travelling abroad to tour castles and grand estates of Europe. The Mansion’s exterior half-timber construction, wooden gables and pointed arches are stylistically English Tudor Revival, but the interior features many different architectural styles. At the time, it took $30,000 to build the 14,000 square-foot house and another $16,000 to furnish and decorate the interior
Today, the Stimson-Green Mansion retains much of its original interior décor including exquisite hand-painted details, fine woodwork, and imported tiles. The Mansion, once home to two of Seattle’s most influential families, the Stimsons and the Greens, is an important landmark that is recognized locally and nationally. The property was listed on the State and National Registers in 1976, and gained City of Seattle landmark status in 1977. It’s one of Seattle’s few remaining grand residential structures of the period, and one of the city’s most impressive examples of eclectic architecture.
1899 – Commissioned by Charles D. Stimson
1901 – Completed (Architect Kirtland Cutter)
1914 – Traded to the Frinks for a downtown property
1915 – Sold to the Joshua Green family
1975 – Purchased by Historic Seattle
1976 – Listed State and National Register
1977 – Designated City of Seattle Landmark
1986 – Sold to Patsy Bullitt Collins (C.D. Stimson’s grand-daughter)
2001 – Donated to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
For a tour of the Stimson-Green Mansion, sign up at stimsongreenmansion.brownpapertickets.com!
Washington Seattle Convention CenterDistance: 1.3 miCompetitive Analysis 800 Convention Pl Seattle, WA 98101
The Conference Center at Convention PlaceDistance: 1.3 miCompetitive Analysis 8th Avenue at Pike Street Seattle, WA 98101