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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 08b: Overview 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part overview of King County history. Part 2 begins with World War II. This was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural R...

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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 09: Medicine

This bibliography on the history of medicine in King County was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (King County Cult...

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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 10: Music History

This bibliography on the history of music in King County was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (King County Cultura...

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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 11: Seattle Neighborhoods

This bibliography on Seattle Neighborhoods was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (King County Cultural Development ...

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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 12: Theater History

This bibliography on King County Theater history was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (King County Cultural Develo...

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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 13: Transportation

This bibliography on the history of transportation in King County was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (King Count...

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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 14: WPA

This bibliography on the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in King County was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (...

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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: Black Diamond Cemetery

Address: Cemetery Hill Road, Black Diamond. This community cemetery was established in the 1880s on a hilltop site at the edge of the thriving mining town of Black Diamond, then the biggest settlement...

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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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King County Landmarks: Carnegie Public Library (1914), Auburn

Address: 306 Auburn Avenue NE, Auburn. The development of a public library in Auburn was part of a national movement spurred by the philanthropy of iron and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). ...

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King County Landmarks: Charles and Elvera Thomsen House (1927), Kenmore

Address: 7332 NE Simonds Road, Kenmore. Also known as Wildcliffe Farm, this elegant country home built in the French Provincial style sits on the south bank of the Sammamish River. The house was buil...

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King County Landmarks: Colvos Store (1923), Colvos, Vashon Island

Address: 123rd Avenue SW and Cove Rd., Colvos, Vashon Island. The Colvos Store opened in 1923 and immediately became a focal point for the Scandinavian community of Colvos on the west side of Vashon I...

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King County Landmarks: Commercial Hotel (1913), Carnation

Address: 31933 W Rutherford Street, Carnation. Small hotels played a significant role in the economic and social development of King County's rural communities by providing temporary housing for newly...

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King County Landmarks: County-City Building - King County Courthouse (1916), Seattle

Address: 3rd Avenue and James Street, Seattle. The King County Courthouse is a dignified example of early twentieth-century civic architecture in the Beaux-Arts style. In 1931, 10 stories were added ...

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King County Landmarks: Crawford Store (1922), Shoreline

Address: 2411 NW 195th Place, Shoreline. The Crawford Store is the last intact retail building in the historic Richmond Beach business district. John Holloway, an early resident of Richmond Beach, bui...

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King County Landmarks: Dockton General Store and Post Office (1908, 1922), Dockton, Maury Island

Address: 25908 99th Avenue SW, Dockton, Maury Island. Located in the community of Dockton on the southwestern part of Maury Island, the general store and post office building is the only well preserve...

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King County Landmarks: Dougherty Farmstead (1888), Duvall

Address: NE Cherry Valley Road, Duvall. Built in 1888 when Washington was still a territory, the Dougherty House has been at its present (2000) location since 1909. The house first stood closer to the...

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King County Landmarks: Elliott Farm (1909), Maple Valley

Address: 14207 Maple Valley Highway, Maple Valley. The prominent farmhouse and barns at the Elliott Farm, located in the Cedar River Valley just east of Renton, reflect the development of small-scale ...

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King County Landmarks: Entwistle House (1912), Carnation

Address: 32021 Entwistle Street, Carnation. The David and Martha Entwistle House was built in 1912 during a time of tremendous growth in the community of Tolt, now known as Carnation. Arrival of the G...

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