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Georgetown Steam Plant (Seattle)

The Georgetown Steam Plant was built by the Boston-based Stone & Webster utilities conglomerate, which held a dominant position in electricity generation and public transportation in the Seattle area ...

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Hollywood Farm (Woodinville)

Seattle timber-baron brothers Frederick Spencer Stimson (1868-1921) and Charles Douglas "C. D." Stimson (1857-1929) acquired a rural parcel at Derby, near Woodinville, for use as a country retreat and...

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Hovander Homestead Park (Whatcom County)

Hovander Homestead Park, located just south of the Ferndale city limits, is a 333-acre farmstead that has been maintained to look much as it did in the first half of the twentieth century. Owned by Wh...

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King County Landmarks: Auburn Post Office

Address: 20 Auburn Avenue NE, Auburn. The Auburn Post Office was constructed in 1937, at a time when the Great Depression still gripped the American economy and psyche, the building was meant to do se...

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King County Landmarks: August Lovegren House (1904), Preston

Address: 8612 310th Avenue SE, Preston. The Lovegren house, a substantial two-story house with a wrap-around porch and bay windows, overlooks the community of Preston. The high-ceilinged Victorian sty...

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King County Landmarks: Black Diamond Cemetery

Address: Cemetery Hill Road, Black Diamond. This community cemetery was established in the 1880s on a hilltop site at the edge of the thriving mining town of Black Diamond, then the biggest settlemen...

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King County Landmarks: Burton Masonic Hall (1894), Burton, Vashon Island

Address: 23927 Vashon Highway SW, Burton, Vashon Island. The Burton Masonic Hall, built in 1894, is a prominent structure in the Vashon Island community of Burton. Constructed by carpenter/builder How...

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King County Landmarks: Camp North Bend (1935), North Bend

Address: 45509 SE 150th Street, North Bend. Camp North Bend, located east of the town of North Bend at the base of Snoqualmie Pass, was constructed by and for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in ...

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King County Landmarks: Captain Thomas Phillips House (1925), Burton, Vashon Island

Address: 11312 SW 232nd Street, Burton, Vashon Island. Captain Phillips played an important role in the history of Puget Sound's "Mosquito Fleet" of steamboats (so called because they swarmed the inl...

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King County Landmarks: Carnegie Public Library (1914), Auburn

Address: 306 Auburn Avenue NE, Auburn. The development of a public library in Auburn was part of a national movement spurred by the philanthropy of iron and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). ...

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King County Landmarks: Charles and Elvera Thomsen House (1927), Kenmore

Address: 7332 NE Simonds Road, Kenmore. Also known as Wildcliffe Farm, this elegant country home built in the French Provincial style sits on the south bank of the Sammamish River. The house was buil...

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King County Landmarks: Colvos Store (1923), Colvos, Vashon Island

Address: 123rd Avenue SW and Cove Rd., Colvos, Vashon Island. The Colvos Store opened in 1923 and immediately became a focal point for the Scandinavian community of Colvos on the west side of Vashon I...

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