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Carson D. Boren

 
 
Carson D. Boren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, July 14, 2018
1. Carson D. Boren Marker
Inscription. Built here the first cabin home of white man in the City of Seattle in April 1852. It was made of split cedar puncheons.
 
Erected 1905 by Washington University State Historical Society.
 
Location. 47° 36.181′ N, 122° 19.974′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling east on 2nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 2nd Avenue, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Broderick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Charles Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Yesler’s Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First School in Seattle (about 400 feet away); The Pioneer Square Pergola (about 500 feet away); Smith Tower (about 500 feet away); Mutual Life Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historylink.org - Carson Dobbins Boren. Boren helped build several small log cabins at Alki. He and the
Carson D. Boren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2011
2. Carson D. Boren Marker
other men had erected shelter and learned from the Indians how to split cedar boards. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Carson Dobbins Boren grave. Grave site of Carson D. Boren and descendents interred in Lake View Cemetery. (Submitted on July 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
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Hoge Building, site of Carson D. Boren's cabin image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, July 14, 2018
3. Hoge Building, site of Carson D. Boren's cabin
Carson D. Boren and descendents beside the tablet memorializing him, Seattle, November 13, 1905 image. Click for full size.
By MSCUA, University of Washington Digital Libraries
4. Carson D. Boren and descendents beside the tablet memorializing him, Seattle, November 13, 1905
The building Boren (left) and family stand in front of was originally a three-story bank building erected by John Hoge, a wealthy businessman, who would form the Union Trust & Savings Bank. This building would be replaced by the current 17-story Hoge Building, constructed in 1911 by James Hoge, John Hoge's nephew.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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