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King County Landmarks: Town of Selleck (1908-1939), Kangley vicinity

Address: North of Kangley on Kangley Road which turns into 348th Street. In 1908, the Pacific States Lumber Company built the town of Selleck around a new lumber mill located northeast of Black Diamon...

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King County Landmarks: Vashon Hardware Store (1890), Vashon Center, Vashon Island

Address: 17601 99th Avenue SW, Vashon Center, Vashon Island. Located on a prominent corner at the main intersection in Vashon Center, the hardware store has served Vashon residents for many years. Con...

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King County Landmarks: Vashon Odd Fellows Hall/Blue Heron Art Center (1912), Vashon, Vashon Island

Address: 19500 99th Avenue SW, Vashon, Vashon Island. Francis Sherman constructed the Odd Fellows Hall in 1912 with labor and materials donated by members of the Lodge. The building, which faces Vasho...

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King County Landmarks: Vincent Schoolhouse (1905), Carnation

Address: 8010 W Snoqualmie Valley Road NE, Carnation. The small farming community of Vincent is located on the western side of the Snoqualmie Valley south of Carnation. In 1905, residents built a scho...

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King County Landmarks: William E. Boeing House (1914), Shoreline

Address: The Highlands, Shoreline. William Boeing is best known as founder of the Boeing Airplane Company, which he began as Pacific Aero Products in 1916. Before his pioneering work in aviation, Boei...

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King County Landmarks: Works Progress Administration (WPA) Fieldhouses (1938-40), Des Moines, Enumclaw, North Bend, Preston, White Center

Addresses: Des Moines -- S 219th Street and 11th Avenue S; Enumclaw -- Enumclaw Chinook Pass Road; North Bend -- 40 SE Orchard Drive; Preston -- 8625 310th Avenue SE; White Center -- 1321 102nd Street...

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King Street Station (Seattle)

Seattle's King Street Station was built between 1904 and 1906 adjacent to reclaimed tideland south of the city's downtown. The imposing concrete, granite, and brick structure was financed by James J. ...

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La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum (Gaches Mansion)

In 1891 Washington pioneer George Gaches and his wife, Louisa Wiggin Gaches, built a splendid 22-room home on a rocky ridge above the town of LaConner in Skagit County. It survives today as the Gaches...

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Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle)

The Lake Washington Ship Canal's opening was celebrated on July 4, 1917, exactly 63 years after Seattle pioneer Thomas Mercer (1813-1898) first proposed the idea of connecting the saltwater of Puget S...

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Luna Park - Coney Island of the West (1907-1913)

Luna Park, Seattle's "Coney Island of the West," enticed visitors with thrilling rides, garish amusements, and the "longest bar on the bay" for only six years, from 1907-1913. Once a decade, its ghost...

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Magnolia Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Beginning in 1943 as the fruit of neighborhood activism, the Magnolia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, has become an architectural landmark and a showcase for public art as well as a cultural and e...

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Marymoor Park

Marymoor Park, located along the Sammamish Slough in Redmond north of Lake Sammamish, was once a prehistoric Indian site. Homesteaded by John Tosh in 1876, the site was later bought by James Clise (18...

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Moore Theatre (Seattle)

The Moore Theatre, Seattle's oldest existing entertainment venue, stood as one of the finest houses on all the West Coast when it opened in December 1907. Located on 2nd Avenue and Virginia Street, th...

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North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located at 6801 35th Avenue NE, had its origins in the Ravenna/View Ridge deposit station, begun in December 1945. The deposit station circulated so ...

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Northern Life/Seattle Tower (Seattle)

The Northern Life Tower, an Art Deco landmark in downtown Seattle, was designed and built to be "A Modern Office Building of Distinction and Character Combining Beauty and Utility" (Casteel). Erected ...

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Now & Then -- Rainier Brewery (Seattle)

This file contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on Georgetown's historic Rainier Brewery. Georgetown became a neighborhood of Seattle whe...

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Olympic Hotel: Seattle Landmark Since 1924

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, bounded by 4th and 5th avenues, and University and Seneca streets in downtown Seattle, was built in 1924 and expanded in 1928. Its construction was financed with community ...

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Patos Island Lighthouse (San Juan County)

Patos Island in San Juan County is the northernmost of the San Juan Islands and is known for its remoteness and beauty. A small light station became operational there in 1893, and a 38-foot tower was ...

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Peace Arch Park (Blaine)

Peace Arch Park is a 43-acre park located on the U.S.-Canadian border between Blaine, Washington, and Douglas, British Columbia. There are actually two parks -- Peace Arch State Park in the United Sta...

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Peaceful Valley (Spokane)

Peaceful Valley is a Spokane neighborhood known as a working-class, bohemian enclave located just west of downtown on the south bank of the Spokane River. It is separated from the rest of Spokane by s...

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Pickett House (Bellingham)

The Pickett House, located at 910 Bancroft Street in Bellingham's Lettered Streets neighborhood, has a long and winding history dating back to the beginnings of Whatcom County. Built in 1856, the hous...

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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) Eateries Self-Guided Walking Tour

The Pike Place Market began at the corner of 1st Avenue and Pike Street on August 17, 1907, when eager shoppers snapped up every bit of the locally grown produce brought to town by a handful of fa...

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Pike/Pine Auto Row (Seattle)

Beginning in the second decade of the twentieth century, almost all of Seattle's early automobile dealerships and related businesses occupied a few square blocks on Capitol Hill, an area soon dubbed A...

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