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King County Landmarks: Reynolds Farm and Indian Agency (ca. 1870), Auburn vicinity

Address: 16816 SE 384th Street, Auburn vicinity. The Reynolds Farm and Indian Agency is named for Charles A. Reynolds, who worked for the Office of Indian Affairs as the "farmer-in-charge" of the...

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King County Landmarks: Schwartz-Bell House (1930), Vashon Island

Address: 20233 81st Avenue SW, Ellisport, Vashon Island. The B. I. Schwartz family settled in the Vashon community of Ellisport in 1930 in hopes that the fresh air would be better for their children's...

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King County Landmarks: Skykomish Historic Commercial District

Address: Vicinity of Railroad Avenue, Skykomish. The four block long Skykomish Historic Commercial District encompasses the heart of the historic railroading community of Skykomish. The 11 contributin...

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King County Landmarks: Skykomish Masonic Hall (1924), Skykomish

Address: 108 Old Cascade Highway, Skykomish. The Masonic Hall in Skykomish is a two and one-half story wood frame building, built facing the historic highway route through town. Construction of the ...

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King County Landmarks: Smith-Baldwin House (1912), Vashon Island

Address: 11408 Cedarhurst Road, Vashon Island. The Smith-Baldwin house, located on a low bank waterfront lot on the northwest end of Vashon Island, was designed in 1912 for Elizabeth N. Smith by noted...

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King County Landmarks: Snoqualmie Historic Commercial District (1889-1941), Snoqualmie

Address: Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie. Platted in 1889 in anticipation of the arrival of the Seattle, Lakeshore & Eastern Railroad in the upper Snoqualmie Valley, the Town of Snoqualmie served as a com...

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King County Landmarks: Thomas and Etta McNair House (ca. 1890), Burton, Vashon Island

Address: 22915 107th Avenue SW, Burton, Vashon Island. In 1884, Thomas and Etta McNair began living on and improving their land claim near Burton on Vashon Island. Every Monday, Thomas McNair commuted...

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King County Landmarks: Town of Selleck (1908-1939), Kangley vicinity

Address: North of Kangley on Kangley Road which turns into 348th Street. In 1908, the Pacific States Lumber Company built the town of Selleck around a new lumber mill located northeast of Black Diamon...

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King County Landmarks: Vashon Hardware Store (1890), Vashon Center, Vashon Island

Address: 17601 99th Avenue SW, Vashon Center, Vashon Island. Located on a prominent corner at the main intersection in Vashon Center, the hardware store has served Vashon residents for many years. Con...

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King County Landmarks: Vashon Odd Fellows Hall/Blue Heron Art Center (1912), Vashon, Vashon Island

Address: 19500 99th Avenue SW, Vashon, Vashon Island. Francis Sherman constructed the Odd Fellows Hall in 1912 with labor and materials donated by members of the Lodge. The building, which faces Vasho...

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King County Landmarks: Vincent Schoolhouse (1905), Carnation

Address: 8010 W Snoqualmie Valley Road NE, Carnation. The small farming community of Vincent is located on the western side of the Snoqualmie Valley south of Carnation. In 1905, residents built a scho...

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King County Landmarks: William E. Boeing House (1914), Shoreline

Address: The Highlands, Shoreline. William Boeing is best known as founder of the Boeing Airplane Company, which he began as Pacific Aero Products in 1916. Before his pioneering work in aviation, Boei...

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King County Landmarks: Works Progress Administration (WPA) Fieldhouses (1938-40), Des Moines, Enumclaw, North Bend, Preston, White Center

Addresses: Des Moines -- S 219th Street and 11th Avenue S; Enumclaw -- Enumclaw Chinook Pass Road; North Bend -- 40 SE Orchard Drive; Preston -- 8625 310th Avenue SE; White Center -- 1321 102nd Street...

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King Street Station (Seattle)

Seattle's King Street Station was built between 1904 and 1906 adjacent to reclaimed tideland south of the city's downtown. The imposing concrete, granite, and brick structure was financed by James J. ...

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Kingdome: 25 Years Later: Veteran Idealist Frank Ruano Speaks Out

This is an interview of Frank Ruano (1920-2005), an outspoken critic of Seattle's Kingdome stadium, which opened on March 27, 1976, and was imploded on March 26, 2000. The interview was conducted in S...

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Kirkland Library, King County Library System

The Kirkland Library began in 1919, on a set of bookshelves located in Kirkland city-council chambers and overseen by the Kirkland Woman's Club. In 1925 the women built their own clubhouse and for mor...

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Lake City Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Lake City Branch, The Seattle Public Library, started as a few shelves of books in part of a room sponsored by a community group. It grew into a branch of the King County Library System, after whi...

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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (Seattle)

For more than 50 years, a community center named for Harlem Renaissance luminary Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and housed under the dome of a former synagogue has played a role in the artistic, cultural...

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Lebanon Home (Seattle)

In 1908, the Lebanon Home opened in Seattle on 1500 Kilbourne Street, and served as rescue shelter for homeless young women. Over the years it expanded the services it provided and by the early 1920s ...

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Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch, The Seattle Public Library serves the eastern portion of Seattle's Central Area. The branch has its roots in a pilot program called a Book-Tique in 1971. A surplus f...

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Magnolia Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Beginning in 1943 as the fruit of neighborhood activism, the Magnolia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, has become an architectural landmark and a showcase for public art as well as a cultural and e...

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Maryhill Museum of Art

Maryhill Museum of Art, overlooking the Columbia River gorge south of Goldendale in Klickitat County, displays diverse collections ranging from Native American treasures to sculptures by Auguste Rodin...

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Montlake Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Montlake Branch of The Seattle Public Library began in 1944 as Montlake Station. It began as a cooperative effort between a community library committee and the library itself. The committee rented...

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Moore Theatre (Seattle)

The Moore Theatre, Seattle's oldest existing entertainment venue, stood as one of the finest houses on all the West Coast when it opened in December 1907. Located on 2nd Avenue and Virginia Street, th...

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