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Seattle's Great Fire

On June 6, 1889, a fire started from an upset glue pot in a carpentry shop located in the basement of a downtown Seattle building and spread to consume Seattle's entire business district. The Great Fi...

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Shadle Park: Spokane's First "Modern" High School

Shadle Park High School, located at 4327 N Ash Street in northwest Spokane, was built in the mid-1950s and opened for classes in September 1957. Designed by Culler, Gale, Martell & Norriet, the buildi...

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Sicks' Stadium (Seattle)

Sicks' Stadium, built in 1938, was a Seattle landmark for more than four decades. Located in Rainier Valley at the intersection of Rainier Avenue and McClelland Street, the baseball stadium was home t...

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Sicks' Stadium (Seattle) in the 1930s: a Reminiscence

In this account, Sally Flood remembers the games at Seattle's Sicks' Stadium in the late 1930s.

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Skilling, John B. (1921-1998), Engineer

The innovative designs and professional achievements of structural engineer John Skilling have drawn widespread recognition for projects that shape the skyline of Seattle and other cities around the w...

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Smith Tower (Seattle)

When Seattle's pyramid-capped Smith Tower officially opened on July 4, 1914, its greatest claim to fame was its 462-foot height. It was originally one of the tallest buildings in the country outside o...

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Snohomish County Courthouse (1911), Everett

The Snohomish County Courthouse, located at 3021 Wetmore in Everett, was built between 1909 and 1911 to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire on August 2, 1909. August Franklin Heide (1862-19...

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Snohomish County's Centennial Farms and Heritage Barns: A Slideshow

This slideshow presents a number of Snohomish County's heritage farms and barns, some that have been in continual use for over a century. It was written by Margaret Riddle and funded by the Snohomish ...

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Sorrento Hotel (Seattle)

The Sorrento Hotel, located at the northwest corner of Madison Street and Terry Avenue on lower First Hill in Seattle, opened just in time for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909. Built by th...

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South Park Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Seattle annexed South Park in 1907. But residents had to wait nearly a century before the small working-class enclave across the Duwamish Waterway from Georgetown and Boeing Field got its own public l...

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Southcenter Mall (Tukwila)

At nearly 1.7 million square feet, Southcenter Mall in the south King County city of Tukwila enjoys the distinction of being Washington's largest mall. Planning for it began in 1957, but the project n...

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Southgate Roller Rink (White Center)

The Southgate Roller Rink (now Southgate Event Center) is located in the center of White Center (at 9646 17th Ave SW), a neighborhood of South Seattle. It was originally built by Hiram Green (1863-193...

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