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Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

The First Commercial Monorail in the United States

 
 
Northern Terminus of the First Commercial Monorail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
1. Northern Terminus of the First Commercial Monorail Marker
Inscription.
In commemoration
of service and honor
to the Seattle World’s Fair
April 21 – October 21 1962
and the City of Seattle

Placed in tribute this 19th day
of October 1962 at the site of
the Northern Termius of the first commercial Monorail in America


 
Erected 1962 by Alweg Rapid Transit Systems • The American Public Works Association • Seattle Worlds Fair • The City of Seattle • Kiwanis International • Uptown Seattle Club.
 
Location. 47° 37.268′ N, 122° 21′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North. Click for map. This marker is located at the monorail station at Seattle Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 4th Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chief Seattle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fire Bell No. 4 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Speakeasy Café (approx. half a mile away); Why Are the Piers Angled? (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bell Street Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crystal Pool
Northern Terminus of the First Commercial Monorail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
2. Northern Terminus of the First Commercial Monorail Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Bell Street Terminal, Pier 66 (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Harte McGraw (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seattle.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Space Needle image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
3. The Space Needle
The marker is in the shadow of the Space Needle - (when the sun shines.)
The Monorail Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
4. The Monorail Station
The Monorail Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
5. The Monorail Station
The Monorail Approaching the Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
6. The Monorail Approaching the Station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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