Library Search Results

Topic: Business

Your search found :
and
Per Page:

Fox (Music Hall) Theatre (Seattle)

When it opened on April 19, 1929, Seattle's Fox Theatre was described as being "fairy-like in appearance," but that luster would fade pretty quickly in the years following its debut. Known variously ...

Read More

Frazier, Prentis (1880-1959)

Prentis Frazier, a son of former slaves, arrived in Seattle in 1916 and operated a number of businesses which included real estate, insurance, bail bonds, and publishing.

Read More

Frederick & Nelson Department Store

Frederick & Nelson was for many years Seattle's premier department store. The store was founded by Donald E. Frederick (1860-1937) and Nels B. Nelson (1854-1907). In 1890, they began selling used ...

Read More

Frederick & Nelson Department Store by D. E. Frederick's Great Grandson

This history of the Frederick & Nelson Department Store is by Gordon Padelford, age 13 at this writing (May 2002). Gordon Padelford is the great grandson of the founder of the store, Donald Edward...

Read More

Freeman, Frederick Kemper Jr. (b. 1941)

A fourth-generation Washington businessman and leading Eastside real-estate baron, Kemper Freeman Jr. directed redevelopment of his father's Bellevue Square into a first-class urban mall with 200 stor...

Read More

Friday Harbor Waterfront

The waterfront of Friday Harbor, now the county seat and only incorporated town in San Juan County, has served as a sheltered access to San Juan Island from the early days of human occupation of the a...

Read More

From Bust To Boom: How Bartell Drugs Got Its Groove Back

The Bartell Drug Company, the oldest drugstore chain in the United States, has thrived throughout most of its 120-year history, with the exception of several decades spanning the 1950s to the 1970s. T...

Read More

Furniture Manufacturing in Tacoma -- Thumbnail History

Furniture manufacturing was a key industry in Tacoma for nearly a century. By the late nineteenth century much of the Pierce County city's economy was built on the lumber industry. The availability of...

Read More

G. O. Guy Drugs

G.O. Guy (1846-1927) opened his first drugstore in Seattle in 1888, but it wasn't his first store -- that came in Chicago in 1874. After his death, his sons Albert (1892-1983) and George (1881-1968) ...

Read More

Gale, Hiram R. (1846-1951)

When he died at the age of 104, Hiram R. Gale was the last Civil War veteran in the Pacific Northwest. Born in Vermont, he joined the Union Army in 1864 and served until after the war ended the next y...

Read More

Gates, William H. (Bill) (b. 1955)

William H. (Bill) Gates was co-founder and CEO of Microsoft Corp. As such, he not only accumulated a fortune -- in 2013 he was the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $72.1 billion -- but...

Read More

Gayton, John Cyrus (1931-2005), African American Leader

John Cyrus Gayton was the oldest son of John Jacob Gayton (1899-1969) and Virginia Clark Gayton, and grandson of John T. Gayton (1866-1954), early Seattle pioneer. He grew up imbued with the sense of ...

Read More