Northwest NEWS

December 3, 2001

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Park at Bothell Landing buildings reflect heritage

The historical buildings at Bothell's Park at Bothell Landing (9919 NE 180th Street) have received a new look. As part of the regular 2001 maintenance cycle, funds were allocated for the repainting of Bothell's first school house, Bothell Historical Museum and Adult Day Center, all located at the park. These buildings are painted every 10 years and were originally built in 1885, 1893 and 1896 respectively. Total cost for the painting was approximately $13,000.
   "The city of Bothell saw this is as a great opportunity," said Bothell Public Works Director Dave Zabell. "The structures were in need of new paint, and in working with the Landmark Preservation Board the city saw a chance to acknowledge the richness of Bothell's history by painting them colors that would reflect their original era."
   While the school house was repainted its original "farm house red," the Adult Day Center and Bothell Historical Museum received a new look and were painted in "heritage" colors of "Potomac blue" (light teal) and "arcadian" (light green) respectively. The Bothell Community Planning Division worked with the Landmark Preservation Board to choose colors based on those that replicate the late 1800's era.