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North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The North East Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located at 6801 35th Avenue NE, had its origins in the Ravenna/View Ridge deposit station, begun in December 1945. The deposit station circulated so...

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Northern Life/Seattle Tower (Seattle)

The Northern Life Tower, an Art Deco landmark in downtown Seattle, was designed and built to be "A Modern Office Building of Distinction and Character Combining Beauty and Utility" (Casteel). Erected ...

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Now & Then -- Rainier Brewery (Seattle)

This file contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on Georgetown's historic Rainier Brewery. Georgetown became a neighborhood of Seattle whe...

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Olympic Hotel: Seattle Landmark Since 1924

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, bounded by 4th and 5th avenues, and University and Seneca streets in downtown Seattle, was built in 1924 and expanded in 1928. Its construction was financed with community ...

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Patos Island Lighthouse

Patos Island (San Juan County) is the northernmost of the San Juan Islands and is known for its remoteness and beauty. A small light station became operational there in 1893, and a 38-foot tower was a...

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Peace Arch Park (Blaine)

Peace Arch Park is a 43-acre park located on the U.S.-Canadian border between Blaine, Washington, and Douglas, British Columbia. There are actually two parks -- Peace Arch State Park in the United Sta...

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Peaceful Valley (Spokane)

Peaceful Valley is a Spokane neighborhood known as a working-class, bohemian enclave located just west of downtown on the south bank of the Spokane River. It is separated from the rest of Spokane by s...

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Pike Place Market (Seattle) -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Pike Place Market, with its familiar neon-lit clock and brass pig, is a renowned landmark, attracting millions of tourists and locals every year. Although its historic, cultural, and social ...

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Point No Point Light Station

The Point No Point Lighthouse, built in 1879 by the U. S. Lighthouse Service, is considered to be the oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound. It marks the hazardous Point No Point shoal and north entrance t...

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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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Seattle Center Monorail -- History Worth Saving

The following letter, written by Glenn Barney to the Seattle Landmark Preservation Board on March 17, 2003, is in the public domain files of the Seattle Landmark Preservation Board. In the letter Barn...

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Seattle Landmarks: 14th Avenue W Residences (1890-1910)

Address: 2000-2016 14th Avenue W, Seattle. At the end of the nineteenth century, Smith's Cove extended north along 15th Avenue W. Slavic and Finnish immigrants established a community at the foot of Q...

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