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Seattle Neighborhoods: Belltown-Denny Regrade -- Thumbnail History

The area of Seattle stretching north of the central business district from Stewart Street to Mercer Street is usually dubbed the Denny Regrade, acknowledging the area's forcible flattening by city eng...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Brighton Beach -- Thumbnail History

Brighton Beach is a neighborhood on Lake Washington in southeast Seattle. It is just south of the Bailey Peninsula (home to Seward Park) and extends from the lake over Graham Hill, across the Rainier ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Part 2 -- Thumbnail History

The Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle is part of a long ridge that overlooks the downtown. In 1872, the pioneers cleared a wagon road through the forest to a cemetery at its peak (later named Lake ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Central Area -- Thumbnail History

The Central Area of Seattle lies midway between the Central Business District and Lake Washington and is the city's oldest surviving residential area. Sometimes known as the Central District, or affec...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Chinatown-International District -- Thumbnail History

Although Seattle's Chinatown-International District has been disrupted several times by measures that have suppressed the Asian American community, it has persisted as an important neighborhood for ne...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Columbia City -- Thumbnail History

Columbia City, a historic neighborhood in southeast Seattle, began as a townsite developed by promoter J. K. Edmiston, who built an electric rail line from downtown Seattle through the Rainier Valley ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Downtown Seattle -- Thumbnail History

Downtown Seattle is not just another neighborhood. After centuries of settlement by Indians, the first Europeans to call Seattle home established farms and a steam-powered sawmill in the area of Pione...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Fremont -- Thumbnail History

Fremont, one of Seattle's liveliest neighborhoods, modestly calls itself "the Center of the Universe." Located north of the Ship Canal that connects Lake Union with Puget Sound, it is home to sculptur...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Georgetown -- Thumbnail History

Georgetown became a Seattle neighborhood through annexation in 1910. It is but was not always a tiny enclave of homes and businesses hemmed in by factories, warehouses, freeways, railroads, barge term...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Green Lake -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Green Lake was named in the late summer of 1855 by federal surveyors who may well have encountered the lake during a seasonal algae bloom that turned it green. The Green Lake neighborhood is...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Lakewood -- Thumbnail History

The Lakewood neighborhood along southeast Seattle's Lake Washington shoreline is located east of Genesee Park and northwest of Seward Park (it is often considered part of the Seward Park neighborhood)...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Madison Valley -- Thumbnail History

Madison Valley is a Seattle neighborhood located just east of Capitol Hill, south of Madison Park and north of Madrona. A new-old community, it is best located at the small business district near Mad...

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