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Seattle Neighborhoods: Pioneer Square -- Thumbnail History

First settled in 1852, Pioneer Square encompasses the birthplace of modern Seattle and its first downtown. Most of the Square's buildings were erected within a decade of the disastrous Great Fire of J...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Portage Bay-Roanoke-North Capitol Hill -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Portage Bay-Roanoke-North Capitol Hill neighborhood is located at the far northern end of the north-south ridge that forms Seattle's Capitol, Renton, First, and Beacon hills. For the purpose...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Queen Anne Hill -- Thumbnail History

Queen Anne Hill is a largely residential community, rising 456 feet above Puget Sound. Named for a style of architecture popular in the 1880s, the hill's steep slopes made it one of the last neighbo...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Rainier Beach -- Thumbnail History

Rainier Beach is located in the southeast corner of Seattle on the shore of Lake Washington, just inside the Seattle city limits and not far from Renton at the south end of the lake. Dubbed Atlantic C...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Ravenna - Roosevelt -- Thumbnail History

The Ravenna and Roosevelt neighborhoods of Seattle, also known as Ravenna-Bryant and Roosevelt-Fairview, extend north from the University of Washington, from Union Bay to Interstate 5 and Lake City Wa...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Seattle Center -- Thumbnail History

The Seattle Center, located north of downtown at the foot of Queen Anne Hill, is a cultural and entertainment campus built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair. The World's Fair helped to transform Se...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Seward Park -- Thumbnail History

Seward Park is a southeast Seattle neighborhood that derives its name from the city park located on the Bailey Peninsula extending into Lake Washington. In 1911, four years after annexing much of what...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: South Park -- Thumbnail History

The neighborhood of South Park, on the west bank of the Duwamish River, was once a small town of Italian and Japanese farmers who supplied fresh produce to Seattle's Pike Place Market. South Park anne...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: University District -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's University District, home of the University of Washington since 1895, is located in the northeast section of the city, north of the Portage Bay part of Lake Union. Its main spurs to developm...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: View Ridge -- Thumbnail History

When View Ridge was developed for homes, there was a ridge, but no views. Lake Washington was nearby, but you couldn't see it for the trees. During the Great Depression, two veterans of radio broadc...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Wallingford -- Thumbnail History

Wallingford, Seattle's north end community that borders Lake Union, is a thriving commercial and residential neighborhood known for its shops and restaurants, Guild 45th Theater, and Gas Works Park. I...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Wedgwood -- Thumbnail History

Wedgwood (sometimes misspelled Wedgewood) was born of the housing boom of World War II, but its history reaches back to prehistoric times. Native Americans used the Wedgwood Rock as a landmark. In lat...

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