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Now & Then -- Smith Cove Gas

This file contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the gas plant built in Smith Cove at the foot of Seattle's Queen Anne Hill in the earl...

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Now & Then -- University Book Store

This essay comprises Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the University Book Store in Seattle's University District.

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Now & Then -- University Station

This essay contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the old University Station at 42nd Street NE and the "Ave" in Seattle's University Di...

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Olmsted Park Plans for Seattle Tour

This is a tour of the parks, playfields, and boulevards laid out by famed landscape designer John Charles Olmsted in his 1903 and 1908 plans for the Seattle Parks Board. It was prepared by HistoryLink...

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Olmsted Parks in Seattle

The majority of Seattle's parks were designed by the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm. John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920), the stepson of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), who designed Cent...

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Pacific Place Case Study: Vision, Civic Pride, and Political Courage Lead to a Revitalized Downtown Seattle

In the late 1990s, a three-block redevelopment in downtown Seattle that included construction of Pacific Place helped revitalize retail in the city core. The project, carried out by a group of Seattle...

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Pike Place Market: A Seattle Reminiscence by Dorothea Nordstrand

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) remembers her visits with her mother to Seattle's Pike Place Market. The time was around 1920. Her mother was Mary Annie (Gierhofer)...

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Pike Place Market (Seattle) -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Pike Place Market, with its familiar neon-lit clock and brass pig, is a renowned landmark, attracting millions of tourists and locals every year. Although its historic, cultural, and social ...

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Pike Place Market (Seattle) Tour

This is a photographic tour of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Also available as a printable walking tour (PDF format). Prepared by Walt Crowley and produced by Chris Goodman and Marie McCaffrey. Present...

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Port of Seattle Central Waterfront Tour

A guided photographic tour of Seattle's downtown waterfront. Curated by Paul Dorpat, written by Walt Crowley, designed by Chris Goodman.

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Pritchard Island

Pritchard Island, a small island on the southwest shore of Lake Washington, was the site of a Duwamish Indian village known as tleelh-chus ("little island") for generations before the first United Sta...

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Rainier Valley -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Rainier Valley is both a neighborhood and a geographical feature. The valley, which is not a watercourse but the low land between two ridges, extends some seven miles southeast from downtown...

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