Saint Edward Seminary - landmark status and a future as a resort

Friday, November 2, 2018

St. Edward Seminary
Photo courtesy City of Kenmore

The City of Kenmore reports that historic Saint Edward Seminary building has just been designated a City of Kenmore landmark.

The Seminary has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 2007. Recently, the City of Kenmore and Daniels Real Estate jointly nominated the seminary for Kenmore landmark status, with support from WA State Parks.

Construction fencing is now up around the building and you can follow the rehabilitation project HERE

The Seminary is being turned into a lodge, spa, and restaurant.

From the prospectus:
The Romanesque Revival architecture and Art Deco interiors will be restored to federal standards for the public to enjoy for the first time in history. As a seminary, the building was not open to the public and when purchased by the state in 1976, it was mostly shuttered for over 40-years. 
The Lodge will be designed to provide a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. It will offer an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with former dormitory rooms reconfigured into guest rooms with a décor that embraces the peaceful setting. 
It will feature creative indoor venues for events and entertaining, flexible meeting and gathering spaces for groups and family reunions. 
A wellness Spa located in a separate wing on the southside of the existing building will focus on natural healing therapeutic, relaxation and rejuvenation treatments to refresh your body and soul. Whether you’re visiting the Lodge for an hour at the end of a busy day or a relaxed weekend, the spa will be an atmosphere of inspiration and rest. 
The Lodge will also feature a restaurant dedicated to locally sourced foods, with first-of-the season produce. We have proposed designing a garden south of the pool building with herbs and vegetables for the restaurant. A more casual café will carry picnic lunches and snacks for those visitors on the move. 
All of the Lodge amenities will be available for park visitors to enjoy as well as a community and environmental education space.


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