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Holl, Steven (b. 1947)

Architect Steven Holl is the designer of two notable King County buildings, Seattle University's Chapel of St. Ignatius (completed March 1997) which won an National A.I.A. award for Design Excellence,...

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Hooverville: Shantytown of Seattle's Great Depression

During the fall and winter of 1931 and 1932, unemployed workers established Seattle’s "Hooverville," a shantytown named in sarcastic honor of U.S. President Herbert Hoover (1874-196...

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Housing through the years: From the Denny Party to the Great Depression in King and Snohomish Counties: A Slideshow

The history of non-Native housing in what would become King and Snohomish counties started with log cabins and tents and has perhaps reached its apotheosis in the mega-mansions of the region's tech bi...

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Igloo, The -- Lost Landmark of Seattle's Auto-Tecture

The Igloo, a diner and drive-in restaurant at the southeast corner of 6th Avenue and Denny Way, operated from late 1940 until sometime in 1954. It featured a distinctive twin-domed design intended, li...

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International District / Chinatown Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Located at 713 8th Avenue S in the International District Village Square II, the International District/Chinatown Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opened on June 11, 2005. Financed by the "Librarie...

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Jones, Johnpaul (b. 1941), Architect

One of perhaps 100 Native American architects in the United States, architect Johnpaul Jones has manifested his Choctaw/Cherokee heritage in the creation of an internationally significant legacy of pr...

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King County Land Use Survey -- a Remarkable WPA Project of the Great Depression

In 1936, King County undertook a major property survey, the King County Land Use Survey, which was financed by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The project greatly added to the county'...

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King County Landmarks: Auburn Post Office

Address: 20 Auburn Avenue NE, Auburn. The Auburn Post Office was constructed in 1937, at a time when the Great Depression still gripped the American economy and psyche, the building was meant to do se...

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King County Landmarks: August Lovegren House (1904), Preston

Address: 8612 310th Avenue SE, Preston. The Lovegren house, a substantial two-story house with a wrap-around porch and bay windows, overlooks the community of Preston. The high-ceilinged Victorian sty...

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King County Landmarks: Burton Masonic Hall (1894), Burton, Vashon Island

Address: 23927 Vashon Highway SW, Burton, Vashon Island. The Burton Masonic Hall, built in 1894, is a prominent structure in the Vashon Island community of Burton. Constructed by carpenter/builder How...

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King County Landmarks: Camp North Bend (1935), North Bend

Address: 45509 SE 150th Street, North Bend. Camp North Bend, located east of the town of North Bend at the base of Snoqualmie Pass, was constructed by and for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in ...

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King County Landmarks: Captain Thomas Phillips House (1925), Burton, Vashon Island

Address: 11312 SW 232nd Street, Burton, Vashon Island. Captain Phillips played an important role in the history of Puget Sound's "Mosquito Fleet" of steamboats (so called because they swarmed the inl...

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