As part of its Preservation Recognition Program, the Shoreline Historical Museum gave its 7th Annual Trillium Heritage Awards on Sat. Nov. 17 to three deserving building owners in North Seattle, Lake Forest Park and Shoreline.
The plaque for North Seattle went to the LaVilla Dairy, built in 1922 at 10228 Fischer Place N.E. in Lake City. Building owner and award recipient was Al Blindheim. Blindheim family members were there also, including Mark and Steven Blindheim and nephew Dean Felthous.
Accepting the award for a historic building in Lake Forest Park were Brent and Sallie Lumley, owners of The Whizz Kids Academy at 18512 - Ballinger Way NE, built in 1930. Recipients for the Shoreline Trillium Heritage Award were Jere and Lynn Wright for their historic John L. Johnson home, built in 1904. Along with Wright family members, including Gladys Wright, a contingent of the Johnson family was also there - John L. Johnson’s great-granddaughter Nancy Roediger, and great-granddaughter Alana Brandstrom, who nominated the Wrights and their historic home for the award.
The Shoreline Historical Museum’s Trillium Heritage Awards raise awareness of the community’s roots, and encourages excellence in the maintenance and perpetuation of historic buildings in accordance with their original style.
Source: Vicki Stiles, Shoreline Historical Museum.