Carmichael’s Hardware and Variety store recently was honored with the King County Executive’s John D. Spellman Heritage Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
At a presentation held at the Si View Community Center in North Bend on December 7, King County Historic Preservation Officer Jennifer Meisner honored Carmichael’s along with several other initiatives, including Tollgate Farm in the Si View Parks District. King County Council Member Sarah Perry, King County Landmarks Commission Chair Cristy Lake, ,Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross, and North Bend Mayor-Elect Mary Miller were also on hand for the awards.
Wendy Thomas and Bryan Woolsey purchased Carmichael’s Hardware and Variety Store from Dick and Betty Carmichael in 2002. The building, first billed as the Reinig Brothers Store in 1902, is the oldest continuously running business in Snoqualmie.
“We appreciate our customers, who are affirming to us on a daily basis,” Thomas said. “It is also wonderful to receive this formal recognition from King County.”
The John D. Spellman Awards, named for the first King County Executive and the 18th governor of Washington state, honor achievements in historic preservation. The awards are presented annually.