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Seattle Housing Authority -- Part 1

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) was established in 1939 during the waning days of the Great Depression. It was inspired by New Deal legislation and brought to life largely through the tireless eff...

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Seattle Housing Authority -- Part 2

The 1960s brought a renaissance of sorts for the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), which had been established in 1939 and endured bleak years during the 1950s. In the Sixties different forms of federal...

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Seattle Housing Authority Chronology

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) was founded in 1939 as part of a federal program to clear slums and create jobs by building housing for the poor. After the United States entered World War II, the ...

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Seattle Landmarks: Ballard/Howe House (1901)

Address: 22 W Highland Drive, Seattle. Martin D. Ballard (1832-1907) arrived in the Northwest across the Oregon Trail in 1852. After living in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, Ballard settled in Seattle in...

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Seattle Landmarks: Beacon Hill First Baptist Church (1910)

Address: 1607 S Forest Street, Seattle. In 1910, Ellsworth Storey (1879-1960) designed this craftsman style frame building as the Beacon Hill Congregational Church. It included large Tudor arched wind...

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Seattle Landmarks: Bethany Presbyterian Church (1930)

Address: 1818 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle. The Bethany Presbyterian Church is the third home for this congregation which began in 1888. The English Gothic style building has an L shape, with the nave...

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Seattle Landmarks: Black Manufacturing Co. (1914)

Address: 1130 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle. In 1914, George G. Black wanted a new home for the manufacture of his Black Bear brand of overalls. He was concerned for the health and welfare of his employee...

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Seattle Landmarks: Bowen Bungalow (1913)

Address: 715 W Prospect Street, Seattle. Betty Bowen (1918-1977) was a patron of Seattle arts, a founding member of the Northwest Arts and Crafts Center, and an organizer of the Friends of the Market....

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Seattle Landmarks: Boyer Lambert House (1908)

Address: 1617 Boyer Avenue E, Seattle. Lawyer and real estate developer John E. Boyer (1866-1961) commissioned E.W. Sankey to design a home in the Interlaken Addition of Seattle. Sankey used heavy sto...

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Seattle Landmarks: Chelsea Apartments (1907)

Address: 620 W Olympic Place, Seattle. With the completion of the street car line to Queen Anne Hill, the neighborhood became a popular residential area. Charles Russell Collins was general manager of...

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Seattle Landmarks: Church of the Immaculate Conception (1904)

Address: 820 18th Avenue, Seattle. The Church of the Immaculate Conception, built in 1904, is the oldest standing Catholic Church in Seattle. Jesuit priests founded the Church and School of the Immacu...

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Seattle Landmarks: Del a Mar Apartments (1909)

Address: 115 W Olympic Place, Seattle. Seattle real estate developer George Kinnear built this four-story apartment building near his own home on Queen Anne Hill for friends and visitors to the Alaska...

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Seattle Landmarks: Ellsworth Storey Houses (1902)

Address: 260 and 270 Dorffel Drive E, Seattle. Seattle architect Ellsworth Storey (1879-1960) built one of these homes for himself and a smaller one for his parents, in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood. ...

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Seattle Landmarks: Epiphany Chapel (1911)

Address: 3719 E Denny Way, Seattle. Ellsworth Storey (1879-1960) designed this chapel for the Epiphany Episcopal Parish in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood. He used brick and wood and diamond-shaped wind...

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Seattle Landmarks: Firehouse No. 33 (1914)

Address: 10235 62nd Avenue South, Seattle. Old Firehouse #33 was built in 1914 to accomodate a single, horse-drawn fire engine of the Seattle Fire Department. It was designed in a modified Tudor style...

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Seattle Landmarks: Seattle Hebrew Academy (Old Forest Ridge Convent) (1909)

Address: 1617 Interlaken Drive E, Seattle. The Roman Catholic Sisters of the Sacred Heart built a convent and day school in Interlaken Park in 1909. The sisters picked the site for its remoteness from...

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Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: Adams Elementary School

This People's History of Adams Elementary School is taken from Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr. That book, published in 2002 by S...

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Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: African American Academy

This People's History of the African American Academy is taken from Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr. That book, published in 2002...

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Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: Aki Kurose Middle School

This People's History of Aki Kurose Middle School is taken from Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr. That book, published in 2002 by ...

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Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: Alki Elementary School

This People's History of Alki Elementary School is taken from Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr. That book, published in 2002 by Se...

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Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: Arbor Heights School

This People's History of Arbor Heights School is taken from Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr. That book, published in 2002 by Seat...

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Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: Asa Mercer Middle School

This People's History of Asa Mercer Middle School is taken from Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr. That book, published in 2002 by ...

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Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: B. F. Day Elementary School

This People's History of B. F. Day Elementary School is taken from Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr. That book, published in 2002 ...

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Seattle Public Schools, 1862-2000: Bagley Elementary School

This People's History of Bagley Elementary School is taken from Building for Learning: Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000 by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr. That book, published in 2002 by ...

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