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Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located at 4th Avenue W and W Garfield, was the fourth of the Seattle Public Library branches built with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1...

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Railroad Stations: Their Evolution in Seattle

The history of railroad stations in Seattle reflects comprehensive changes in the overall architectural character of the city. Railroad development closely paralleled Seattle's urban development. It i...

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Rainier Beach Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Rainier Beach Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is Seattle's southeastern-most branch library. Located at 9125 Rainier Avenue S, the branch traces its roots to a storefront operation that opened...

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Rainier Club (Seattle)

The Rainier Club, Seattle's premier private club, was incorporated as a "gentleman's club" on July 25, 1888, by civic and business leaders including Judge Thomas Burke (1849-1925), W. A. Peters, and E...

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Reard-Freed Farmhouse (Sammamish)

The Reard-Freed farmhouse in Sammamish (King County), built in 1895, has a long and rich local history, and the original farmstead on which the house was built has the distinction of being the only lo...

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Ruby Theatre (Chelan)

In an era when old theaters are fewer and farther between, the Ruby Theatre in Chelan, 135 E Woodin Avenue, may very well be Washington state’s oldest motion picture venue. Whereas elaborate movie p...

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Sandbox at the Seattle Hotel

Bill Bonham managed hotels in the Northwest in the 1920s through the 1940s, including the Seattle Hotel at 1st Avenue and Yesler Way in Seattle and the Hotel Monticello in Longview. Bonham's daughter,...

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Seattle City Halls

Since the City of Seattle was incorporated in 1869, city government has occupied various spaces, beginning with rented facilities all over town. Seattle's first City Hall, built in 1882, was located a...

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Seattle Housing Authority -- Part 1

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) was established in 1939 during the waning days of the Great Depression. It was inspired by New Deal legislation and brought to life largely through the tireless eff...

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Seattle Housing Authority -- Part 2

The 1960s brought a renaissance of sorts for the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), which had been established in 1939 and endured bleak years during the 1950s. In the Sixties different forms of federal...

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Seattle Housing Authority Chronology

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) was founded in 1939 as part of a federal program to clear slums and create jobs by building housing for the poor. After the United States entered World War II, the ...

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Seattle Landmarks: Ballard/Howe House (1901)

Address: 22 W Highland Drive, Seattle. Martin D. Ballard (1832-1907) arrived in the Northwest across the Oregon Trail in 1852. After living in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, Ballard settled in Seattle in...

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