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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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Seattle Landmarks: William H. Thompson House (1894)

Address: 3119 S Day Street, Seattle. In 1894, Ernest A. MacKay built an 18-room mansion in the Mount Baker district. He chose a late Victorian Queen Anne design with a three-story octagonal tower, sca...

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Seattle Neighborhoods -- Past, Present, Future

Seattle is the biggest city in the state of Washington and among the largest in the country. But as in most urban settings, people in Seattle seldom think of themselves as residing in the city as much...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Ballard -- Thumbnail History

The Seattle neighborhood of Ballard is a "city within a city" with a decidedly Scandinavian accent. Located in the northwest part of the city, it is a maritime center. Salmon and Shilshole bays on Pug...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill -- Thumbnail History

Beacon Hill overlooks downtown Seattle from the southeast and is distinguished by the 16-story Pacific Medical Center that rises from its northern end. The ridge extends southeast from First Hill betw...

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