Edmonds’ historic areas featured in calendar

  • Tue Jan 10th, 2012 7:17pm

By Mina Williams Herald writer

EDMONDS — An 18-month calendar, starting with January 2012, is now available courtesy of the city’s Historical Preservation Commission.

The calendar, designed by Andy Eccleshall and Eric Norenberg, is free thanks to funding from the city’s budget. It took seven months to select the images and complete the design work, Eccleshall said.

“The calendar was produced to remind people of the gems that we have in town,” Eccleshall said. “A calendar is a good format to get information out. There is an opportunity to use a lot of images, and it is kept around for months.”

Main Street was selected as the cover photo because it is all-encompassing, Eccleshall said.

Most of the photos came courtesy of the Historical Society. A few, such as the photos of the Red Shed and Engles Tavern, are more recent.

The commission’s nine volunteers were charged by the city to produce educational materials. The results included a walking tour pamphlet, available online at www.edmonds wa.gov, along with the calendar. Both projects, budgeted at $7,000, highlight the historical buildings in Edmonds and also to draw attention to structures on the Historic Register.

“It gave us lots of space to tell the history of Edmonds and get information out on how to get structures registered,” Eccleshall said. Those buildings on the Historic Register have an emblem on the photo.

Calendars are available at City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N, and at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.