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Seattle Landmarks: Epiphany Chapel (1911)

Address: 3719 E Denny Way, Seattle. Ellsworth Storey (1879-1960) designed this chapel for the Epiphany Episcopal Parish in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood. He used brick and wood and diamond-shaped wind...

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Seattle Landmarks: Seattle Hebrew Academy (Old Forest Ridge Convent) (1909)

Address: 1617 Interlaken Drive E, Seattle. The Roman Catholic Sisters of the Sacred Heart built a convent and day school in Interlaken Park in 1909. The sisters picked the site for its remoteness from...

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Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University, on the north side of Queen Anne Hill, started in 1891 as an elementary school with a goal to train missionaries. By 2001, it had grown to almost 3,500 students and offered ...

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Seattle Sephardim: Early Beginnings

In June 1902, the first Sephardic Jews, Solomon Calvo (1879-1964) and Jacob (Jack) Policar (d. 1961), arrived in Seattle from Marmara, Turkey. In 1904, Nissim Alhadeff arrived from the Isle of Rhodes....

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Seattle University, Founding of

Seattle University traces its origin to September 27, 1891, when Father Victor Garrand, SJ, and Father Adrian Sweere, SJ, dedicated Seattle's first Jesuit parish. The new Immaculate Conception church ...

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Seattle University's Chapel of St. Ignatius

Seattle University's Chapel of St. Ignatius, dedicated on April 6, 1997, was the first major work in the region designed by Steven Holl (b. 1947), a New York architect born in Bremerton, raised locall...

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Sephardic Jews in Washington

Sephardic Jews, descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492, first settled in Seattle in 1902. For generations after the expulsion, Sephardim lived throughout the Mediterranean lands of the Ottoma...

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Smohalla (1815?-1895)

A Wanapum spiritual leader, Smohalla founded what became known as the Dreamer religion, which was based on the belief that if Native Americans shunned white culture and lived as their ancestors had li...

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Sullivan, William J., SJ (b. 1930)

Father William J. Sullivan is a Jesuit priest who for 20 years (1976-1996) served as president of Seattle University. During his presidency he guided that institution's growth and stabilized its fina...

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Temple de Hirsch - Sinai

Temple de Hirsch, located in Seattle, was founded in 1899 on principles of reform Jewish thought. Today (in the early twenty-first century) Temple de Hirsch-Sinai is the largest Reform congregation in...

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The Spokane Mission: Nine Years of Love and Conflict

Robert A. Clark authored two books and numerous magazine articles dealing with the Old West. He operates Arthur H. Clark Company, in Spokane, publishers of books on the American frontier experience. H...

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The Story of Willie Keil

This account of the strange journey of Willie Keil (1836-1855) over the Oregon Trail was written by Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) and first appeared in Adventure West in November 1994.

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