Preserving the Splendor of Seattle’s Harvard-Belmont Landmark District

2. The district boundaries are as follows: to the north is a deep wooded ravine next to the Sam Hill House, to the east are Broadway East and Harvard Avenue East, to the south is East Roy Street, and to the west is Summit Avenue East.

3. The Harvard-Belmont Landmark District is significant to the City of Seattle as a well-preserved, essentially residential neighborhood. It retains its individual identity as an area of fine homes built by the city’s leading financiers, industrialists, merchants, and businessmen in the early years of the twentieth century. Its outstanding and enduring character is due to the combination of urban and almost pastoral qualities, the tree-shaded streets, the several open vistas, and the wooded ravines to the northwest.

4. The Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation are a set of guidelines used to evaluate the historic significance of the district. They ensure that any changes made to a district property are appropriate and consistent with the district’s character.

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