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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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Seattle Landmarks: Beacon Hill First Baptist Church (1910)

Address: 1607 S Forest Street, Seattle. In 1910, Ellsworth Storey (1879-1960) designed this craftsman style frame building as the Beacon Hill Congregational Church. It included large Tudor arched wind...

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Seattle Landmarks: Bethany Presbyterian Church (1930)

Address: 1818 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle. The Bethany Presbyterian Church is the third home for this congregation which began in 1888. The English Gothic style building has an L shape, with the nave...

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Seattle Landmarks: Black Manufacturing Co. (1914)

Address: 1130 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle. In 1914, George G. Black wanted a new home for the manufacture of his Black Bear brand of overalls. He was concerned for the health and welfare of his employee...

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Seattle Landmarks: Bowen Bungalow (1913)

Address: 715 W Prospect Street, Seattle. Betty Bowen (1918-1977) was a patron of Seattle arts, a founding member of the Northwest Arts and Crafts Center, and an organizer of the Friends of the Market....

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Seattle Landmarks: Boyer Lambert House (1908)

Address: 1617 Boyer Avenue E, Seattle. Lawyer and real estate developer John E. Boyer (1866-1961) commissioned E.W. Sankey to design a home in the Interlaken Addition of Seattle. Sankey used heavy sto...

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Seattle Landmarks: Chelsea Apartments (1907)

Address: 620 W Olympic Place, Seattle. With the completion of the street car line to Queen Anne Hill, the neighborhood became a popular residential area. Charles Russell Collins was general manager of...

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