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Once At Heart Of Seattle Jazz Scene, Central District's Washington Hall Gets New Life

Historic Seattle
A 7-year, 10-million-dollar restoration has been completed on Washington Hall in Seattle's Central District.

After being closed for renovations, Washington Hall, a legendary jazz and performance venue and gathering space in Seattle's Central District,  is set to re-open today. Historic Seattle has spent $10 million refurbishing the hall, which will be open to the public from 5 - 8 p.m.

Credit Eugenia Woo/Historic Seattle

In 2014, Florangela Davila produced this radio feature story about Washington Hall and its importance to Seattle's early jazz scene. 

2014 Feature by Florangela Davila about Washington Hall.

Paula is a former host, reporter and producer who retired from KNKX in 2021. She joined the station in 1989 as All Things Considered host and covered the Law and Justice beat for 15 years. Paula grew up in Idaho and, prior to KNKX, worked in public radio and television in Boise, San Francisco and upstate New York.