Category Archives: Fremont neighborhood in Seattle

Fremont at the Center of the Universe

Fremont is one of Seattle’s most art-filled neighborhoods, with many murals, sculptures and other indoor and outdoor artworks.  As written on the webpage of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, “Where else will you find a troll, a drawbridge, a rocket, … Continue reading

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Fremont’s Elephants

Even though elephants are only native to Africa and Asia, elephants appear in art, literature and cultural references worldwide. Perhaps the earliest elephant-reference in Seattle was in the 1870s.  In this 1878 photo, we see the Elephant Store on First … Continue reading

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Fremont Drug Company in Seattle, Part Three: from Drugstore to Red Door

The Red Door restaurant is in the Fremont Drug Company building which was moved to its present site, 3401 Evanston Avenue, in the year 2001.  This original Fremont Drug Company building was built in 1895 at 3401 Fremont Avenue. Today’s … Continue reading

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Fremont Drug Company in Seattle, Part Two: the Brothers and the Business

The census of the year 1900 showed that at age 24, Thomas W. Lough had already experienced extremes of joys and heartaches in his life.  At age 21 in January 1898, Thomas married Vina Graham in a ceremony at the … Continue reading

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Fremont Drug Company in Seattle, Part One: Beginnings

In the 1880s the City of Seattle had been growing slowly and was only the second-largest city in Washington Territory, after Walla Walla.  At the end of that decade, Seattle experienced a growth spurt from an unexpected source:  a major … Continue reading

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Doctors and Drugstores in Early Fremont, Seattle

The story of Seattle’s Great Fire of June 6, 1889, was widely publicized in national newspapers, including the response of Seattle leaders who pulled together immediately to commence rebuilding the downtown business zone. Across the USA people recognized the opportunity … Continue reading

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The Canney Family and the Lake Union Presbyterian Church

The Fremont neighborhood of Seattle is located at the northwest corner of Lake Union, which Seattle’s early-arriving white settlers recognized as an ideal location for industries such as sawmills. Even though the future-Fremont site was the 1854 homestead claim of William … Continue reading

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