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

You're Now a Part of History

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 26, 2017
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Inscription. The original donation of the land by the Kinnear family, the neighbors who donated the first plants to be installed in the park, and the many celebrations held in the park over the years demonstrate the community's love for the park.

1893 - 1985
Landscape architect Edward O. Schwagerl, Superintendent of Parks, is the primary designer for Kinnear Park. Most improvements completed by 1894.

1887
George and Angie Kinnear donate 11 acres to the City of Seattle for $1, followed by an additional 3 acres in 1897.

1896
George Cotterill's influential Bicycle Plan attract many people to Kinnear Park, showing paths leading to the park from downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.

1894
A lily pond and foot bridge built at the bottom of the park (pond later filled in and bridge removed).

1903
The renowned Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm, when visiting Kinnear Park, praises it for its spectacular views of Puget Sound and downtown.

1900
Seattle City Council inspecting the recently completed Kinnear Park, here take a moment to relax on the lawn.

1977
As part of the "Saturday in the Park," program, a concert was held, sponsored by the Queen Anne Historical Society.

1920
Shoreline below the park filled to make way for
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 26, 2017
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additional railroad lines and paved streets.
 
Erected by Seattle Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 47° 37.557′ N, 122° 21.869′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on West Roy Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Commercial Monorail in the United States (approx. ¾ mile away); Chief Seattle (approx. one mile away); Fire Bell No. 4 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Why Are the Piers Angled? (approx. 1.2 miles away); Speakeasy Café (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bell Street Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bell Street Terminal, Pier 66 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Crystal Pool (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located at the SE entrance to Kinnear Park
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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