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Seattle Landmarks: Ellsworth Storey Houses (1902)

Address: 260 and 270 Dorffel Drive E, Seattle. Seattle architect Ellsworth Storey (1879-1960) built one of these homes for himself and a smaller one for his parents, in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood. ...

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Seattle Landmarks: Emerson Elementary School (1909)

Address: 9709 60th Avenue South, Seattle. Emerson School sits in the Lakeridge neighborhood on a hill above Rainier Beach. The current building was built in 1909 and is nearly identical to two other s...

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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: Firehouse No. 23 (1909)

Address: 722 18th Avenue, Seattle. The city of Seattle built Firehouse No. 23 to base Engine Company No. 23 (steam), Hose Company No. 23, and Ladder Company No. 3, all horse-drawn, as well as the fire...

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Seattle Landmarks: Firehouse No. 33 (1914)

Address: 10235 62nd Avenue South, Seattle. Old Firehouse #33 was built in 1914 to accomodate a single, horse-drawn fire engine of the Seattle Fire Department. It was designed in a modified Tudor style...

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Seattle Landmarks: Frank D. Black Property (1914)

Address: 1319 12th Avenue S, Seattle. In about 1896, businessman Frank D. Black (1854-1919) (Seattle Hardware Co, real estate) built a Swiss chalet style home on three acres on the west side of Beacon...

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Seattle Landmarks: George F. Cotterill House (1910)

Address: 2501 Westview Drive W, Seattle. George F. Cotterill (1865-1958) was Seattle's mayor from 1912 to 1914. He was trained as an engineer and came to Seattle in 1884. He worked for Reginald H. Tho...

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Seattle Landmarks: Handschy/Kistler House (1909)

Address: 2433 9th Avenue W, Seattle. Andrew Willatzen (Willatsen after 1920) (1876-1974) and Barry Byrne (b. 1883) both apprenticed under Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) at his Oak Park, Illi...

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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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