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Capitol Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Capitol Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opened at 425 Harvard Avenue E on May 31, 2003. The site was formerly home to the Susan J. Henry Branch, The Seattle Public Library. The Henry Br...

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Central Library, 1906-1957, The Seattle Public Library

Since 1906, the city block bordered by 4th and 5th avenues and Madison and Spring streets in the heart of downtown Seattle has been the site of a succession of three completely different buildings hou...

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Central Library, 1960-2001, The Seattle Public Library

For more than 40 years, The Seattle Public Library's Central Library at 4th Avenue and Spring Street served as the city's largest branch and as system headquarters. The building with its International...

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Central Library, 2002-present, The Seattle Public Library

The new Central Library of The Seattle Public Library opened in May 2004 in a startlingly unique and widely praised steel-and-glass building designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. It boasts the mos...

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Century 21 World's Fair -- Structural Engineering

The Seattle World's Fair of 1962 celebrated Century 21, offering a vision of the future to 10 million visitors and defining Seattle as a city of innovation. Structural engineers contributed to this vi...

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Collins Building (North Coast Casket Company), Everett

For decades the North Coast Casket Company Building -- commonly called the Collins Building -- stood as a reminder of Everett's milltown past. The 60,000 square-foot post-and-beam structure was built ...

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Colman Building (Seattle)

The Colman Building in downtown Seattle was built by James M. Colman (1832-1906) in 1889. Sometimes called the Colman Block, it spans the 800 block on the west side of 1st Avenue between Marion and Co...

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Colman Clock (Seattle)

The Colman Clock of the Seattle Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock has truly taken a licking, but keeps on ticking. Over the past hundred years, since 1908 when it arrived, the clock has been dunked into P...

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Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is located at 4721 Rainier Avenue S adjacent to Columbia Park at the north end of the Columbia City business district in southeast Seattle. The branch'...

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Columbia County Courthouse (1887), Dayton

The Columbia County Courthouse, located on 341 E Main Street in Dayton, is the oldest working courthouse in all of Washington's 39 counties. When the courthouse was completed in 1887, Washington was s...

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Daniels, Kevin (b. 1957)

Kevin Daniels (b. 1957) has been a leading figure in Seattle real-estate development and historic preservation for more than 35 years. Born in Idaho and educated at Gonzaga University in Spokane, he b...

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Davenport Hotel (Spokane)

Davenport Hotel of Spokane opened its doors on September 1, 1914, and was soon acclaimed one of the world's grand hotels. Spokane already had fine hotels, but civic and business leaders, intent on inc...

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Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located in West Seattle at 5423 Delridge Way SW, was the third branch to open under the "Libraries for All" building program, a $196.4 million bond me...

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Denny/Washington Hotel (Seattle)

Between 1890 and 1906, Seattle's Denny/Washington Hotel, advertised as "The Scenic Hotel of the West," straddled 3rd Avenue between Stewart and Virginia streets on the south summit of Denny Hill. (Den...

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Douglass-Truth Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Douglass-Truth Branch Library is the home of the largest collection of African American literature and history on the West Coast. Originally named after pioneer and library patron Henry Yesler (18...

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East Seattle School (1914)

East Seattle School on northwest Mercer Island was built on land that in 1889 had been platted as "East Seattle" by Charles C. Calkins and William D. Wood (1858-1917). It opened to its first 81 studen...

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Edith Wilson Macefield: A House Is Your Home

When someone refuses to sell property while everyone around her does, it is known as a holdout. In China, holdout houses that remain while developments are built around them are called "dingzihu" or "...

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Edmond Meany Hotel (1930-1931)

The Edmond Meany Hotel (1930-1931), a sophisticated and modern structure located in Seattle's University District, emerged from the collaboration of business leaders and citizens of the neighborhood. ...

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Educators Manufacturing Building (Tacoma)

After World War II, a trend toward consolidating schools into larger districts with more modern, standardized facilities created business opportunities for industrial manufacturers. Among these, Educa...

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Ellensburg Substation (Kittitas County)

The substation designed and built by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) at Ellensburg in Central Washington brought low-cost electricity to the city and surrounding Kittitas County following it...

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Enumclaw National Bank Building: Enumclaw Landmark

The Enumclaw National Bank building at 1602 Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw was designated a landmark by King County in 2016. Built in 1923, the stately building housed a cobbler, as well as professi...

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Evergreen Ballroom: Olympia's Lost Landmark (1931-2000)

The most fabled of any historic dancehall in Washington -- the Evergreen State -- the Evergreen Ballroom stood for nearly seven decades along a section of Highway 99 called the "old Tacoma and Olympia...

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Federal Reserve Bank (Seattle)

The building formally known as the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco -- Seattle Branch is located on 2nd Avenue between Madison and Spring streets in downtown Seattle. It housed the Seattle branch...

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Festál (Seattle Center)

Festál, a joint community and city-led effort to provide a series of cultural festivals at the Seattle Center, was founded in 1997. The origins of the program may be traced back to the 1962 Wor...

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