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Names in the Neighborhood: Chelsea Becomes a School Street

Hugh Benton and Victor Palmer were young attorneys who arrived to make their fortunes in Seattle in the early 1900s.  In those days attorneys would often expedite property transactions because the category of real estate agent as a profession had … Continue reading

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Names in the Neighborhood: Chelsea

NE 110th Street in the Meadowbrook neighborhood of northeast Seattle is today dominated by two large school buildings:  Nathan Hale High School on the south side of NE 110th Street and Jane Addams Middle School on the north side. Hidden … Continue reading

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A Civil War Veteran in Seattle: Edward Lind

The Civil War of the United States was fought from 1861 to 1865 and yet, 160 years later, we are still fighting issues of the unity and principles of what it means to be an American.  Throughout their lifetimes, veterans … Continue reading

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Writing the Ways of Seattle Streets

The Seattle street system provides endless opportunities for puzzling over the “whys” of street names, as it can be difficult to find out who a street is named for.  One north Seattle street is clear in its tribute to Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Sorting Out Seattle Street Names

In Seattle’s early years, 1851  to 1889, owners of property could lay out a plan for streets and give them any names they chose.  But as the city grew, segments of a street would often have several different names as … Continue reading

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South of the Bridge in Fremont

From the earliest years of white settlers’ arrival in Seattle in the 1850s, land speculators and businessmen were attracted to what is now the Fremont neighborhood at the northwest corner of Lake Union.  A big advantage of the site was … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count 2021

Watching birds is a safe and enjoyable activity we can do even during the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count will be held February 12 to 15, 2021. The GBBC is an opportunity to enjoy nature while contributing … Continue reading

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Art on 34th in the Fremont Neighborhood of Seattle

The highly walkable Fremont neighborhood of Seattle has many artworks in easily observable outdoor settings. Some of the best-known artworks are the statue of Lenin located just west of Fremont Avenue, and the Fremont Troll on North 36th Street underneath … Continue reading

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Candy Cane Lane in December 2020

Candy Cane Lane is a holiday tradition in northeast Seattle, a celebration of lights, decorations and color.  Candy Cane Lane is a cluster of houses on Park Road NE just off of Ravenna Blvd NE, where residents coordinate this event … Continue reading

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Street Clocks in Seattle

In May 2020 a street clock called Benton’s Jewelers was removed from its location, packed and sent for restoration. The clock at 3216 NE 45th Street was located east of the University Village shopping center and east of the five-way … Continue reading

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