With the cut of Toilet Paper, bathroom re-opens at Heritage & Cultural Center

On Monday, June 29, local dignitaries – lead by Mayor Jim Haggerton wielding a large pair of scissors – gathered to cut a Toilet Paper ribbon as the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center celebrated its renovated bathroom:


“Everybody cuts a ribbon,” Tukwila Historical Society President Louise Jones-Brown quipped, “but…to demonstrate what a uniquely wonderful place Tukwila is to live and work, we do things a bit different.”

The first official flush of the renovated toilet was performed by Councilmember De’Sean Quinn, who won the honor by swishing three perfect shots of T.P. rolls into a kid’s basketball hoop.

The Heritage and Cultural Center had restricted usage while the restroom was remodeled and brought up to current building code for accessibility requirements. The architecturally significant and historic building was built in 1922 as a two room schoolhouse.

Through the years it also served as Tukwila City Hall and as a branch of the King County Library System.

Today it houses a collection of historical artifacts and is the home to the Tukwila Historical Society. It retains much of the original Craftsman style Architecture.

The Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center is located at 14475 59th Avenue South in Tukwila.

For more information, visit http://tukwilahistory.org.

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