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Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar

Boeing Seattle

 
 
Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee C, August 24, 2020
1. Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar Marker
Inscription.  

From this site, Boeing launched its first airplane, the B & W, in 1916. Employees manufactured the parts at the Red Barn and assembled them here in a specially built hangar.
 
Erected 2016 by The Seattle Parks Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 47° 38.591′ N, 122° 19.731′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from East Roanoke Street near Fairview Avenue, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on a low concrete border in the Roanoke Street Mini Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Reverend George Whitworth Grave (approx. 0.8 miles away); United Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fremont Bridge (approx. one mile away); The Fremont Troll (approx. one mile away); Naval Training Station Seattle (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1916
2. Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar
This photo is included on the marker and is courtesy of the Boeing Company
Lenin in Fremont (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1890 Seattle Fire Department Bell (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
More about this marker. Credit for this marker goes to Craig Dupler, 31 year employee of the Boeing Company.
 
Also see . . .  Roanoke Street Mini Park. The marker is mounted on a low concrete wall that borders this park. (Submitted on August 25, 2020, by Lee C of Orting, Washington.) 
 
Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray Skoff, September 19, 2020
3. Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar Marker
Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee C, August 24, 2020
4. Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar Marker
The houseboat community where the hangar once existed.
Boeing and Hubbard at the Lake Union Hangar image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1919
5. Boeing and Hubbard at the Lake Union Hangar
On March 3, 1919, William Boeing (right) and Eddie Hubbard (left), pictured here on the Lake Union hangar ramp, carried the first international mail in North American history between Canada and the United States. Photo courtesy of the Boeing Company.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2020, by Lee C of Orting, Washington. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2020, by Lee C of Orting, Washington.   3. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Lee C of Orting, Washington.   4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2020, by Lee C of Orting, Washington. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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