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Allied Arts of Seattle

Allied Arts of Seattle is one of the city's most influential advocates for urban design and the arts. It grew out of the Beer & Culture Society, a small circle of academics, architects, and artist...

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Barstow Bridge (Stevens and Ferry counties)

The Barstow Bridge, a surplus military bridge, was placed across the Kettle River in 1947, after floods damaged several earlier bridges. The bridge is located in Northeast Washington on the border bet...

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Blue Moon Tavern: An Unofficial Cultural Landmark

Seattle's Blue Moon Tavern first opened its doors at 712 NE 45th Street near the University of Washington on or near April 15, 1934. Founded by Hank Reverman (1912-2009), the tavern was an instant hit...

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Browns Point Light Station

The Browns Point Lighthouse was built in 1933 by the U.S. Lighthouse Service, and marks the hazardous shoal and north entrance to Tacoma's Commencement Bay. It was first marked in 1887 with a post lan...

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Butler-Jackson House: Everett Landmark

The Butler-Jackson House at 1703 Grand Avenue is significant for its place in Everett's architectural history and as the home of two prominent and influential, and very different, Everett residents. T...

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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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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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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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Ferry Kalakala

The ferry Kalakala was launched from the Lake Washington Shipyards, in Kirkland, on July 2, 1935. Between 1935 and 1967, the streamlined ferry plied the waters of Puget Sound, carrying commuting worke...

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First African Methodist Episcopal Church (Seattle)

The First African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 1522 14th Avenue, is the oldest black church in Seattle. Established in 1886 it was designated a Seattle landmark in 1984.

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Fort Lawton to Discovery Park

During the 1890s Seattle, to boost its economy, actively sought an army post. The War Department also desired an army presence and encouraged the City to provide free land. The land was conveyed in 18...

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Georgetown Steam Plant (Seattle)

The Georgetown Steam Plant was built by the Boston-based Stone & Webster utilities conglomerate, which held a dominant position in electricity generation and public transportation in the Seattle a...

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Hollywood Farm (Woodinville)

Seattle timber-baron brothers Frederick Spencer Stimson (1868-1921) and Charles Douglas "C. D." Stimson (1857-1929) acquired a rural parcel at Derby, near Woodinville, for use as a country retreat and...

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Hovander Homestead Park (Whatcom County)

Hovander Homestead Park, located just south of the Ferndale city limits, is a 333-acre farmstead that has been maintained to look much as it did in the first half of the twentieth century. Owned by Wh...

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Issaquah Self-Guided Walking Tour

Native Americans inhabited the Squak Valley for centuries before the first homesteaders arrived in the 1860s. The village they founded was incorporated under the name Gilman in 1892, and then renamed ...

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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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