By Knute Berger

How do you lay a landmark to rest?

Holding a wake is one idea. Advocates of the saving More Hall Annex, aka the Nuclear Reactor Building, at the University of Washington did that earlier this week.

The structure had been subject to an 8-year struggle — covered extensively on Crosscut — between preservationists and UW officials who wanted the building demolished. The university got its way in July after a court found that the building was ineligible to be landmarked by city ordinance, even though it was listed on the national and state registers of Historic Places.

Read the full article on Crosscut.com . . . 

Daniel Streissguth, one of the architects of the More Hall Annex, and his wife look at the place where he building once stood. Credit: Knute Berger

Daniel Streissguth, one of the architects of the More Hall Annex, and his wife look at the place where he building once stood. Credit: Knute Berger