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Seattle Landmarks: James W. Washington Jr. Home and Studio (1918)

Address: 1816 26th Avenue, Seattle. Sculptor James W. Washington Jr. (1911-2000) migrated from Mississippi in 1944 to work as an electrician in the Bremerton Naval Shipyard. He was already a skilled p...

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Seattle Landmarks: Kraus/Andersson House (1911)

Address: 2812 Mount St. Helens Place, Seattle. Industrialist Joseph Kraus built this three-story residence in 1911 on 1/6 of an acre in the Mount Baker neighborhood. It was designed by architect J...

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Seattle Landmarks: Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge and East Portals of the Mount Baker Tunnels (1940)

Address: Interstate 90 and Lake Washington, Seattle. When it was completed in 1940, the Lake Washington Floating Bridge was the longest bridge of its kind in the world. The floating concrete structu...

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Seattle Landmarks: McFee/Klockzien House (1909)

Address: 524 W Highland Drive, Seattle. John G. McFee (b. 1863) came to Seattle in 1890 and became a successful railroad contractor and businessman. In 1909, the firm of Spalding and Umbrecht desi...

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Seattle Landmarks: Parsons House (1905)

Address: 618 W Highland Drive, Seattle. Reginald H. Parsons (1873-1955) came to Seattle in 1903 to represent the Bemis Bag Co. He branched out into mining, and into agricultural and financial business...

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Seattle Landmarks: Parsons Memorial Gardens (1905)

Address: Immediately west of 618 W Highland Drive, Seattle. In 1956, the children of Reginald H. Parsons (1873-1955) and Maude (Bemis) Parsons (d. 1955) provided this 16,552-square-foot garden to the ...

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Seattle Landmarks: Queen Anne Drive Bridge (1936)

Address: Queen Anne Drive between 2nd Avenue N and Nob Hill Avenue N, Seattle. The bridge across Wolf Creek, on the north side of Queen Anne Hill is a steel arch bridge, 238 feet long. The parabolic t...

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Seattle Landmarks: Raymond/Ogden Residence (1912)

Address: 702 35th Avenue, Seattle. Joseph S. Cote (b. 1874) designed a Georgian mansion in the Madrona neighborhood for Seattle surgeon Dr. Alfred Raymond (1860-1919). Cote was described as an archael...

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Seattle Landmarks: Samuel Hyde Residence (1910)

Address: 3726 E Madison Street. Seattle architects Bebb and Mendel designed a Neo-classical mansion for liquor dealer Samuel Hyde in 1909. The building had two stories, and an adjacent brick carriage ...

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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 Landmarks: Stuart/Balcom House and Gardens (1926)

Address: 619 W Comstock Street, Seattle. Deette McAuslan Smith (1892-1979) built the imposing brick residence on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill in 1926. She was the widow of contractor Grant Smith...

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Seattle Landmarks: West Queen Anne Walls (1913)

Address: 8th Place W between W Galer Street and W Highland Drive, Seattle. In 1906, members of the Queen Anne Community Club peititioned the Seattle Parks Board for a scenic boulevard around Queen Ann...

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