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Pike Place Market (Seattle) -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Pike Place Market, with its familiar neon-lit clock and brass pig, is a renowned landmark, attracting millions of tourists and locals every year. Although its historic, cultural, and social ...

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Pike Place Market (Seattle) Eateries Self-Guided Walking Tour

The Pike Place Market began at the corner of 1st Avenue and Pike Street on August 17, 1907, when eager shoppers snapped up every bit of the locally grown produce brought to town by a handful of fa...

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Rainier Valley -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Rainier Valley is both a neighborhood and a geographical feature. The valley, which is not a watercourse but the low land between two ridges, extends some seven miles southeast from downtown...

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Seattle Neighborhoods -- Past, Present, Future

Seattle is the biggest city in the state of Washington and among the largest in the country. But as in most urban settings, people in Seattle seldom think of themselves as residing in the city as much...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Ballard -- Thumbnail History

The Seattle neighborhood of Ballard is a "city within a city" with a decidedly Scandinavian accent. Located in the northwest part of the city, it is a maritime center. Salmon and Shilshole bays on Pug...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill -- Thumbnail History

Beacon Hill overlooks downtown Seattle from the southeast and is distinguished by the 16-story Pacific Medical Center that rises from its northern end. The ridge extends southeast from First Hill betw...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Belltown-Denny Regrade -- Thumbnail History

The area of Seattle stretching north of the central business district from Stewart Street to Mercer Street is usually dubbed the Denny Regrade, acknowledging the area's forcible flattening by city eng...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Blue Ridge -- Thumbnail History

In 1925, when the timberland holdings of the Puget Mill Company were sold to an eastern lumber company, the Blue Ridge community in Seattle's northwest corner became a possibility. William E. Boeing (...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Brighton Beach -- Thumbnail History

Brighton Beach is a neighborhood on Lake Washington in southeast Seattle. It is just south of the Bailey Peninsula (home to Seward Park) and extends from the lake over Graham Hill, across the Rainier ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Broadview & Bitter Lake -- Thumbnail History

The Broadview neighborhood bordering Puget Sound in northwest Seattle takes its name from the expansive views that can be seen from its western slopes. The neighborhood reaches north from N 105th Stre...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Part 1 -- Thumbnail History

The Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle is part of a long ridge that overlooks the downtown. In 1872, the pioneers cleared a wagon road through the forest to a cemetery at its peak (later named Lake ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Part 2 -- Thumbnail History

The Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle is part of a long ridge that overlooks the downtown. In 1872, the pioneers cleared a wagon road through the forest to a cemetery at its peak (later named Lake ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Cascade and South Lake Union -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Cascade neighborhood, resting at southern end of Lake Union and bounded by Fairview Avenue N, Eastlake Avenue E, and E Denny Way, has its roots in blue-collar people who lived and worked in ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Central Area -- Thumbnail History

The Central Area of Seattle lies midway between the Central Business District and Lake Washington and is the city's oldest surviving residential area. Sometimes known as the Central District, or affec...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Chinatown-International District -- Thumbnail History

Although Seattle's Chinatown-International District has been disrupted several times by measures that have suppressed the Asian American community, it has persisted as an important neighborhood for ne...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Columbia City -- Thumbnail History

Columbia City, a historic neighborhood in southeast Seattle, began as a townsite developed by promoter J. K. Edmiston, who built an electric rail line from downtown Seattle through the Rainier Valley ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Crown Hill -- Thumbnail History

The north Ballard neighborhood of Crown Hill sits on a gentle rise of land stretching from NW 75th Street to NW 100th Street and is bordered by the Loyal Heights neighborhood to the west and Greenwood...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Denny-Blaine -- Thumbnail History

The Denny-Blaine neighborhood of Seattle is located on Lake Washington between Madison Park and Madrona. It was developed just after the turn of the century by Elbert F. Blaine, an attorney and former...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Downtown Seattle -- Thumbnail History

Downtown Seattle is not just another neighborhood. After centuries of settlement by Indians, the first Europeans to call Seattle home established farms and a steam-powered sawmill in the area of Pione...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Eastlake -- Thumbnail History

Peering down from a Cessna floatplane circling for a landing on Seattle's Lake Union, the airborne person can easily see the wedge shape of the Eastlake neighborhood through the clouds. Bounded on the...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Fauntleroy -- Thumbnail History

Fauntleroy sits along Puget Sound's Fauntleroy Cove in Seattle's extreme southwest corner. The community faces Vashon Island and the Olympic Mountains to the west. The site was valued by Native Americ...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: First Hill -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's First Hill rises to the east of Pioneer Square. It has been, in successive years since 1852, forest, timber for Henry Yesler's sawmill, hill of mansions and high society, Profanity Hill, and...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Fremont -- Thumbnail History

Fremont, one of Seattle's liveliest neighborhoods, modestly calls itself "the Center of the Universe." Located north of the Ship Canal that connects Lake Union with Puget Sound, it is home to sculptur...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Georgetown -- Thumbnail History

Georgetown became a Seattle neighborhood through annexation in 1910. It is but was not always a tiny enclave of homes and businesses hemmed in by factories, warehouses, freeways, railroads, barge term...

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