The George Ward House at 520 E. Denny Way is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The George Ward House at 520 E. Denny Way is on the National Register of Historic Places.

A new Capitol Hill group focused on what’s old and local is working to install historical markers on 35 city and national landmarks in the neighborhood.

The Capitol Hill Historical Society wants to draw attention to these structures and historic places.

“We have 35 other city and national landmarks in our neighborhood,” states a CHHS Facebook post. “Do you know where they are? How many people walk by them and don't even know it?”

The historical society held its first meeting in early January, and was founded by Tom Heuser, Rob Ketcherside and Devon Olsen.

It is now seeking volunteers to serve on the board of directors. Inquiries can be sent to capitolhillpast@gmail.com before CHHS’s next meeting on Saturday, April 15, in the basement readings room of Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave. People can show up for a meet-and-greet starting at 11 a.m., with official business beginning at noon.

Find out more about CHHS at capitolhillpast.org.