“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Seattle, Washington

Clickable Map of King County, Washington and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> King County, WA (176) Chelan County, WA (8) Kitsap County, WA (21) Kittitas County, WA (12) Pierce County, WA (104) Snohomish County, WA (50) Yakima County, WA (20)  KingCounty(176) King County (176)  ChelanCounty(8) Chelan County (8)  KitsapCounty(21) Kitsap County (21)  KittitasCounty(12) Kittitas County (12)  PierceCounty(104) Pierce County (104)  SnohomishCounty(50) Snohomish County (50)  YakimaCounty(20) Yakima County (20)
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1Washington (King County), Seattle — "This Market Is Yours"Public Market Center/Pike Place Market — U.S. Historical District —
“This market is yours. I dedicate it to you, and may it prove a benefit to you and your children. It is for you to defend, to protect and to uphold; and it is for you to see that those who occupy it treat you fairly, that no extortion be . . . Map (db m69997) HM
2Washington (King County), Seattle — "Ton of Gold"Historical Point of Interest
The famous “Ton of Gold” that started the Alaska Gold Rush was unloaded here in 1897. The SS Portland landed the valuable cargo at this pier then known as Scwabacher Dock. Ereceted National Maritime Day 1957Map (db m47998) HM
3Washington (King County), Seattle — ‘Miike Maru’Historical Point of Interest
At this site on August 31, 1896, the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Steamer ‘Miike Maru’ arrived with her cargo of tea. This was the first regularly scheduled steamer service between the Orient and Seattle and marked the birth of Seattle as an international . . . Map (db m47996) HM
4Washington (King County), Seattle — “Great White Fleet”Historical Point of Interest
The U.S. Navy’s “Great White Fleet” arrived Seattle May 23 and departed May 27, 1908 to continue their famous 46,000 mile round the world cruise. Part of the fleet anchored in Elliot Bay near this site and the crews disembarked here at . . . Map (db m48001) HM
5Washington (King County), Seattle — 1919.551.1 — 1890 Seattle Fire Department Bell
This bell is the remaining symbol of the leap made by city leaders to establish and equip a professional firefighting force after the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889. On that day, the young metropolis of Seattle was devastated by flames in spite . . . Map (db m27187) HM
6Washington (King County), Seattle — 50th Anniversary of First Presbyterian Church of SeattleDecember 12, 1869 - December 12, 1919
First Pastor Dr. George F. Whitworth. Charter Members Mary E. Whitworth • Clara Whitworth York Lida Whitworth • Ruth J. McCarty Rebecca Jones • Samuel Kenny Jessie Kenny Erected on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of . . . Map (db m81459) HM
7Washington (King County), Seattle — Admiral Way Totem Pole
Restored in 2012-2014 and unveiled and dedicated on June 6, 2014 at the "Birthplace of Seattle" Log House Museum of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. This is a replica of a totem pole carved by natives of the coastal island region . . . Map (db m181248) HM
8Washington (King County), Seattle — Alexis Hotel / Globe BuildingBuilt 1901 - Rehabilitated 1982 — Seattle Landmark —
Designed by Max Umbrecht for J.W. Clise, this building originally housed stores, offices and lodgings, and together with others in the area, marked the northward move of the downtown up First Avenue. Later it was converted into a parking garage and . . . Map (db m99629) HM
9Washington (King County), Seattle — Anhalt Hall
♦ ♦ 1928 ♦ ♦ Tudor Revival Style ♦ City of Seattle LandmarkMap (db m181504) HM
10Washington (King County), Seattle — 23 — Assay Office
Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of October 15, 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in commemorating, or illustrating American history Placed on the National Register on March 16, 1972 by . . . Map (db m181530) HM
11Washington (King County), Seattle — Austin A. Bell Building
Dedicated: 1893 Elmer Fisher, architect National Historic Register Renovation & addition dedicated 1999 Snell Partnership, Architect Cassimar US, Inc. & Austin A. Bell Associates, LLC a member of the Murray Franklyn family . . . Map (db m181425) HM
12Washington (King County), Seattle — 103 — Ballard Avenue Historic District / Ballard City Hall Bell
Multiple markers on and near the Ballard Centennial Bell identify the Ballard Avenue Historic District. Marker 1: Be it remembered that at this place on the eleventh day of April, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy Six, the Ballard . . . Map (db m168325) HM
13Washington (King County), Seattle — Ballard HardwareBallard Avenue Landmark District
Built by Ballard saloon entrepreneur Louis Anderson, this structure was originally home to Warren Brothers Drug Store. In 1912 Samuel and Lewis Barthelemy opened the well-known Ballard Hardware and successfully conducted business from here for . . . Map (db m181484) HM
14Washington (King County), Seattle — Ballard Livery & TransferBallard Avenue Landmark District
Considered one of the largest moving companies in the area, Ballard Livery and Transfer was established on Leary Avenue in 1904. Its office was moved to this location in 1907, when B.J. Cooney took over the business. A year later the Boyd Brothers . . . Map (db m181485) HM
15Washington (King County), Seattle — Ballast IslandHistorical Point of Interest
In this area once part of the bay, vessels from ports all over the world dumped their ballast. Untold thousands of tons were unloaded into the water by ship’s crews including 40,000 tons from San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill. The island, long a . . . Map (db m48122) HM
16Washington (King County), Seattle — Beebe BuildingBuilt 1901 - Rehabilitated 1982 — Seattle Landmark —
Designed in 1901 by Max Umbrecht For Clifford Beebe, This Building Although Presenting an Elegant Neo-Regency Facade, Housed a Modest Hostelry for Most of its Earlier Life. It was Restored to In-City Housing by the Cornerstone . . . Map (db m120352) HM
17Washington (King County), Seattle — Bell Street BridgeWhere did the old Bell Street Bridge go?
The original Bell Street Bridge was a wooden trestle built in 1915 to provide access to Pier 66 from Elliott Avenue and the hillside above. In the early 1900s, trestle bridges connected many of Seattle's piers on the central waterfront with the . . . Map (db m86453) HM
18Washington (King County), Seattle — Bell Street Terminal, Pier 66Historical Point of Interest
The site of the Indian camping place called Muck-Muck-Wum. In 1911 the headquarters of Washington’s first public port was established here by commissioners H.M. Chittenden, C.E. Remsberg and Robert Bridges. This tablet dedicated May 19, during . . . Map (db m48002) HM
19Washington (King County), Seattle — Belltown Pan
On this site, from 1978 to 1982, the Belltown Café served the neighborhood as a cultural hearth and home to a Groundhog Day root pie tradition. The café proprietors often traded food for art with their customers. One exchange resulted in the . . . Map (db m180272) HM
20Washington (King County), Seattle — Birthplace of United Parcel Service
In August 1907, in a 6 by 17 foot office under the original sidewalk here, a few messenger boys began the business which their many thousand successors extended throughout the vast regions of our country covered by United Parcel Service today. . . . Map (db m70736) HM
21Washington (King County), Seattle — Boeing Field
Acquired By the People of King County, State of Washington, for the Purpose of Promoting Aeronautics, and Named in Honor of William Edward Boeing, Whose Intelligent, Active, and Long Continued Interest in All That Concerns and Advances the . . . Map (db m139396) HM
22Washington (King County), Seattle — Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane HangarBoeing Seattle
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.Map (db m155215) HM
23Washington (King County), Seattle — Broadway High School
On this site stood Seattle's first High School. Opened in 1902 as Seattle High School, in 1904 it was named Broadway High School until its closing in 1946. Broadway set high standards for education and racial harmony. This plaque is presented by . . . Map (db m102981) HM
24Washington (King County), Seattle — Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop Records)Seattle Walk of Fame
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25Washington (King County), Seattle — Burke Building Remnants
This arch and other architectural components in the plaza are from the Burke Building which was built on this site in 1895Map (db m99512) HM
26Washington (King County), Seattle — Cannabis City - Seattle's First Pot ShopEstablished July 7th, 2014
A historic day in Seattle Just after 1pm on July 07, 2014, Deb Green, a 65-year-old marathon running grandmother from Ballard brought her camp chair, a hat, and a book as she planted herself down to become the first person in line to legally . . . Map (db m116579) HM
27Washington (King County), Seattle — Carkeek Park
Carkeek Park is an urban oasis. The salt water beach, the salmon bearing stream, wetlands, forest, picnic tables, play areas and miles of trails welcome visitors with new discoveries year round. The land once occupied by early Salish peoples . . . Map (db m102488) HM
28Washington (King County), Seattle — Carson D. Boren
Built here the first cabin home of white man in the City of Seattle in April 1852. It was made of split cedar puncheons.Map (db m48051) HM
29Washington (King County), Seattle — Chief Seattle
[Right side of the monument] Kitsap sights Vancouver’s vessel 1792 – First vessel on Puget Sound [Left side of the monument] Seattle Chief of the Suquamish A firm friend of the whites For him the city of . . . Map (db m47938) HM
30Washington (King County), Seattle — Chinese American Soldiers MemorialSeattle
Dedicated to American Soldiers of Chinese Ancestry in Seattle and vicinity who died in the service of their country during World War II, 1941 - 1945 [Translation in Chinese calligraphy] Yeu Louie Lee Hong Chew Bak Hong Chin John . . . Map (db m26934) HM
31Washington (King County), Seattle — Chopard BlockBallard Avenue Landmark District
The original owner was Louis Chopard, a partner in Chopard and Cosgrove Wholesale and Retail Liquors, who ran his successful business in downtown Seattle. In 1901 Nicholas Theisen purchased this property and maintained ownership until the late . . . Map (db m181441) HM
32Washington (King County), Seattle — Chrysler BuildingSeattle's Historic Auto Row
The Washborn-Haines Company built this structure to showcase their preeminent Chrysler auto dealership, so special that Walter Chrysler himself came out for the opening on November 29, 1925. This building continued to house automobile sales and . . . Map (db m103015) HM
33Washington (King County), Seattle — Colman BuildingSeattle Landmark
Only the base of this building, designed by the well-known firm of Bebb and Gould, in 1915 was designated. In 1982 the Bumgardner Partnership saved the facade and merged it into the new tower for the Cornerstone Development Corporation.Map (db m99636) HM
34Washington (King County), Seattle — Colman DockHistorical Point of Interest
Colman Dock was built on this site by J. M. Colman in 1909. This dock was center of ferry boat activity on Puget Sound. Seattle Ferry Terminal dedicated May 18, 1966, National Maritime Day - 1966Map (db m112965) HM
35Washington (King County), Seattle — Colonial HotelBuilt 1901 - Rehabilitated 1982 — Seattle Landmark —
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36Washington (King County), Seattle — Cors and Wegener BuildingBallard Avenue Landmark District
Through the 1890s this was the most imposing structure in Ballard. It was built in 1893 by William Cors and Robert Wegener, proprietors of the Ballard Wine House. These two men first became business associates in 1889 and opened the Wine House a . . . Map (db m181461) HM
37Washington (King County), Seattle — Crystal Pool1915 - 2004
The Cristalla site is the original home of the Crystal Pool Natatorium. Known as Crystal Pool, the building was commissioned in 1913 by Seattle dignitary C. D. Stimson and designed by architect Marcus Priteca, a prominent West Coast designer . . . Map (db m99651) HM
38Washington (King County), Seattle — De La Mar ApartmentsRegistered National Historic Place
Under the Provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, This Property Possesses Exceptional Value in Illustrating American History and Culture Entered in the National Register of Historic Places August 18, 1980 by . . . Map (db m120470) HM
39Washington (King County), Seattle — Eagle BuildingBallard Avenue Landmark District
Built for Fitzgerald and Hynes Department Store for a total of $15,000, this building was dedicated in February of 1909. The department store was located on the ground floor. The Ballard Aerie of Eagles leased the entire upper floor for what was . . . Map (db m181473) HM
40Washington (King County), Seattle — Earl Layman Street Clock
Originally the Young's Credit Jewelers Clock c. 1907 located at 4th and Pike. Donated to Historic Seattle by the Dean Black family. Placed here in dedication to Earl Drais Layman City of Seattle Historic Preservation Officer 1974 - 1982, in . . . Map (db m103167) HM
41Washington (King County), Seattle — Emil Fredreksen Memorial
Medal of Honor Recipient Emil Fredreksen 1/5/1867-6/24/1950. Emil Fredreksen was the recipient of extremely rare peacetime Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during the boiler explosion on July 21, 1905 aboard the USS Bennington . . . Map (db m109290) HM
42Washington (King County), Seattle — Enquist BlockBallard Avenue Landmark District
In 1898 Swedish merchant tailors Frank and Arthur Enquist opened their first tailor shop down the street in the Swanson Block at 5140 Ballard Avenue. Through their success at that location, they were able to build this classic brick structure in . . . Map (db m181474) HM
43Washington (King County), Seattle — Everett G. DuPenBronze Relief Sculptures
For much of the 20th Century, this site was occupied by the Medical Arts Building, a six-story brick and concrete building, built in 1903. This original building was named the Lumber Exchange. In a 1950 renovation by its long-time owners, the Albert . . . Map (db m99566) HM
44Washington (King County), Seattle — Exchange Building
Opened in May 1930, the Exchange Building was designed to house more stock and mercantile exchanges than any building in the United States. It was constructed as one of the tallest and largest reinforced concrete structures in the world. . . . Map (db m99501) HM
45Washington (King County), Seattle — Father William SullivanSeattle Walk of Fame
Father Sullivan served as president of Seattle University from 1976-1996, leading it into a prosperous time of record enrollment, financial stability and new academic programs. An insightful leader in the Seattle community, he served as chairman of . . . Map (db m99644) HM
46Washington (King County), Seattle — Fire Bell No. 4
Historic fire bell from Station No. 4 located at 4th and Battery Street in the 1800's prior to the first Denny regrade - This bell sounded out the fire alarms to all the stations in the North End area and Queen Anne Hill by means of area code and . . . Map (db m98926) HM
47Washington (King County), Seattle — First Avenue
A main north-south artery of Seattle, stretching north from the original Pioneer Square business district, First Avenue was lined with offices, leading hotels, banks and even a few residences. Until the mid-20th century, the street was also home to . . . Map (db m47941) HM
48Washington (King County), Seattle — First Post Office in Seattle
Arthur A Denny in his log cabin home on this spot opened the first post office of Seattle August 27, 1853. ——————————— This Tablet was Erected by the Washington . . . Map (db m99533) HM
49Washington (King County), Seattle — First Presbyterian Church Cornerstone
This is the corner stone of the old church, corner of Fourth Avenue and Spring Street. It was removed to this location A.D. October 1906 by order of the Session...Map (db m81457) HM
50Washington (King County), Seattle — First Presbyterian Church of Seattle World War II Memorial1939 • 1945
In memory of the men of our church who gave their lives for their country and the liberty of the world Major Golland C. Clark Jr. • P.F.C. Hugh E. Craven • Private H. E. Dupar • Lieut. David C. Hall Jr. • P.O. J. Francis Henning • . . . Map (db m81461) WM
51Washington (King County), Seattle — First Presbyterian Church of Seattle World War Memorial1914 • The Great War • 1918
In memory of the men of our church who gave their lives for their country and the liberty of the world Capt. John S. Pringle • Capt. Elijah W. Worsham • Lieut. Walter C. Lee • Lieut. Wm. J. A. MacDonald • Lieut. Harold C. White • . . . Map (db m81460) WM
52Washington (King County), Seattle — First School in Seattle
Bank of California On this spot the first school in Seattle was taught by Mrs Catherine P. Blaine in January 1854 ———————————— This Tablet was Erected by . . . Map (db m99628) HM
53Washington (King County), Seattle — First Seattle Log Cabin
Near this site in the autumn of 1851 David Denny and Lee Terry erected first log cabin at Alki Birthplace of Seattle This plaque placed April 21, 1962 by the West Seattle Rotary ClubMap (db m181255) HM
54Washington (King County), Seattle — Fisher BuildingBallard Avenue Landmark District
Stephen Battleson, secretary and treasurer for the Horse Shoe Mining Company, with his sisters Olga and Emma, constructed a modest storefront here in 1905. It was initially occupied by Dr. A. J. Douglas's optical manufacturing business and P. . . . Map (db m181482) HM
55Washington (King County), Seattle — Fremont Bridge
Late at night on June 15th of 1917 the world's first vehicle crossed the Fremont Bridge. Foot traffic was allowed across the bridge deck the next day and has continued in a steady stream since then, along with horse drawn conveyance, trolleys, . . . Map (db m112962) HM
56Washington (King County), Seattle — Fremont SaloonBallard Avenue Landmark District
Louis Anderson began his illustrious career in Ballard as a barber in 1891. He quickly became involved in the thriving saloon business, fronting bonds for various bar owners' liquor licenses. By 1902 he had opened his own saloon, the Fremont Saloon, . . . Map (db m181479) HM
57Washington (King County), Seattle — G.B. Sanborn BuildingBallard Avenue Landmark District
This fine example of Romanesque architecture was built in 1901 and named in honor of Gustavus B. Sanborn, a pioneer Ballard businessman. Sanborn began his career as a carpenter in 1891. He owned a series of hardware stores on Ballard Avenue in the . . . Map (db m181481) HM
58Washington (King County), Seattle — George Ward HouseSeattle's Oldest Bulding
Two markers are side-by-side on this house: (Marker 1) Ward House Seattle's Oldest Building 1882 Seattle Landmark (Marker 2) George Ward House 520 E Denny Way has been placed on the National Register of . . . Map (db m102516) HM
59Washington (King County), Seattle — George Washington
Presented to the University of Washington June 14, 1909 by Rainier Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Assisted by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution by the School Children of the State of Washington and by the State . . . Map (db m120324) HM
60Washington (King County), Seattle — Gerard SchwarzSeattle Walk of Fame
Longtime Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Maestro Schwarz has initiated concert series, led award-winning recordings and introduced many new American works. He is active as a spokesman for music education, and was honored in 1994 as . . . Map (db m99649) HM
61Washington (King County), Seattle — Grand Central Hotel1889
Originally known as the Squire-Latimer Building, this structure served as office space until 1897. At that time the influx of miners on their way to the Klondike Gold Rush brought about its conversion to the Grand Central Hotel. After years of . . . Map (db m48126) HM
62Washington (King County), Seattle — Grand Pacific HotelBuilt 1898 - Restored 1982 — Seattle Landmark —
This Excellent Example of Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture was Built as the City Expanded Northward to Meet the Needs of the Alaskan Gold Rush. It, also was Long in Use as a Workingmen’s Hotel, and Has Been Converted to Apartment . . . Map (db m120462) HM
63Washington (King County), Seattle — Great Northern Tunnel
Completed in 1905, this one mile long railroad tunnel provided access to the new passenger depot and the expanded freight yards south of King Street. The tunnel was built at the suggestion of City Engineer R.H. Thomson to relieve growing street . . . Map (db m48167) HM
64Washington (King County), Seattle — Guiry/Schillestad Buildings
Registered national historic place Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Guiry/Schillestad Buildings under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, this property possesses . . . Map (db m181422) HM
65Washington (King County), Seattle — Halverson's Dry GoodsBallard Avenue Landmark District
In 1920 Charles and Edna Halverson built this structure to house their Ladies and Gents Furnishings Store, which they ran successfully for thirty-four years. Shortly after opening the store they expanded their retail focus to include dry goods. . . . Map (db m181476) HM
66Washington (King County), Seattle — Hansen BuildingBallard Avenue Landmark District
Built by Swan Hansen, the president of the Horse Shoe Mining Company, this elegant brick structure was home to the Henry Brothers Saloon (Charles and Lewis). By 1908 the Pederson and Olsen Bar took up residence on the ground floor and stayed until . . . Map (db m181487) HM
67Washington (King County), Seattle — Hiram M. Chittenden LocksWhy Are The Locks Needed?
When dedicated on July 4, 1917, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks was the largest navigation facility in North America. During the dedication, the USS Roosevelt - flagship for Commodore Robert Peary's famous 1909 expedition to the North Pole - led a . . . Map (db m86455) HM
68Washington (King County), Seattle — How Big Was Japantown?
At its peak, nearly 14,000 people, many of them U.S. citizens, lived and worked from here on up the hill. This is the original edge of Japantown, a large and energetic community from the 1890s to 1942. The Japanese influence in Seattle . . . Map (db m142039) HM
69Washington (King County), Seattle — How Did Fire Forge the City?
"Like the imaginary bird of ancient fable, Seattle has already begun to rise from the ashes of her former self … " — Seattle Times, July 2, 1889
If you were standing here on the night of June 6, 1889, . . . Map (db m181421) HM
70Washington (King County), Seattle — How Did Water Become Land?
Workers moved 80 million cubic yards of earth from the hills to the tidelands. By hand. In the 1890s, Seattle boomed from sleepy village to significant metropolis. Accelerated by the arrival of transcontinental railroads and the Klondike Gold . . . Map (db m140914) HM
71Washington (King County), Seattle — Indians Attack Seattle! Jan. 26, 1856Historical Point of Interest
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72Washington (King County), Seattle — Information Booth1897- 1977
Dedicated June 16, 1977, the Pioneer Square information booth was constructed from portions of an ornate elevator cab from the Maynard Building. Idle for years, the cab was donated by Strand, Inc., and now continues in service to visitor’s to . . . Map (db m48163) HM
73Washington (King County), Seattle — Interurban Building
Originally known as the Pacific Block, this building was designed by John Parkinson, a noteworthy Seattle-Los Angeles architect. Built in 1890, it housed the office of the Puget Sound Electric Railway Interurban Line, which served Seattle and . . . Map (db m48025) HM
74Washington (King County), Seattle — Interurban Building1890
This romanesque revival building, with outstanding brick masonry and exceptional stone carving and terra cotta trim, is one of the finest in Pioneer Square. The building served as an interurban railroad depot and ticket office until 1920, and was . . . Map (db m48036) HM
75Washington (King County), Seattle — Japanese American Remembrance Garden
Left Marker: This is Sacred Land. Before World War II a community of Japanese and Japanese Americans lived on what is now south campus. In 1942, approximately 120,000 were incarcerated and held behind barbed wire for three or more years . . . Map (db m103016) HM WM
76Washington (King County), Seattle — John Harte McGraw
[Front] This commemorates the services of an energetic and wise leader in many enterprises undertaken for the general welfare especially the project for connecting Lake Washington with tide water by a ship canal [Right side] . . . Map (db m47940) HM
77Washington (King County), Seattle — Joshua Greene1869 - 1975
Purser, mate, trader, Shipowner, venturer, Joshua Green began his waterfront career on Puget Sound in 1888 when steamboating was in its infancy. He founded the LA Conner Trading and Transportation Company, operating freight and passenger steamers, . . . Map (db m118081) HM
78Washington (King County), Seattle — Junction BuildingBallard Avenue Landmark District
Built by Seattle saloon owner Stephano Raggio in 1904, the Junction Building originally stood three stories tall with a crenellated turret. Unfortunately, fire destroyed the third floor, requiring its removal. In the early 1900s the ground floor was . . . Map (db m181465) HM
79Washington (King County), Seattle — King Street Station — 1989 Washington State Centennial —
The station was completed in 1906 for James J. Hill and his Great Northern Railroad. The depot and the vast freight yards were built on the reclaimed tide flats adjacent to a newly developing warehouse and industrial district near Pioneer Square. . . . Map (db m22490) HM
80Washington (King County), Seattle — Kings St. Coal Wharf - Skinner & Eddy Shipyards - Site of Hooverville
A coal wharf was located at the waterfront during the late 19th century. Coal was transported here by railroad from Newcastle and Renton. Abandoned in the early 1900’s, the wharf soon became the Skinner & Eddy Shipyard. During World War I, the . . . Map (db m48123) HM
81Washington (King County), Seattle — Kutzner BlockBallard Avenue Landmark District
Brothers Charles and Richard Kutzner built this stately brick and sandstone structure in 1904 to house their Tonsorial Parlor, a successful barber shop that was formerly located in downtown Seattle. The Kutzners operated their business out of the . . . Map (db m181471) HM
82Washington (King County), Seattle — L'Amourita
Named as a French-Spanish twist on the word "lover", L'Amourita was built in 1909 by developer Adolph J. Jarmouth. It is a classic example of the Mission Revival style of architecture, with ornamentation unique to the Pacific Northwest. An Eastlake . . . Map (db m181512) HM
83Washington (King County), Seattle — Lenin in FremontArt Outlives Politics
Seen by most as one of the most controversial art pieces in Fremont; the sculpture of Lenin reminds us that art outlives politics — a stalwart reminder of egregious policy not to be repeated. One of A Kind Weighing over 7 tons, the . . . Map (db m83642) HM
84Washington (King County), Seattle — Lou Graham’s Sporting House — 1989 Washington State Centennial —
Lou Graham, Seattle’s best known madam, opened her establishment on this site in 1888. Rebuilt in brick and expanded after the Great Fire in 1889, Graham’s parlor became the most elegant of Seattle’s bordellos during the city’s rough pioneer era. . . . Map (db m22499) HM
85Washington (King County), Seattle — Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park — The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. —
This park honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by Dr. King’s last speech entitled “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” He delivered the speech in Memphis, Tennessee the night before he was assassinated. He was there in support of . . . Map (db m22557) HM
86Washington (King County), Seattle — Matthes BlockBallard Avenue Landmark District
Originally only two stories tall, this Neoclassical Revival building was financed by Albin and Oscar Matthes, proprietors of the Old Home Saloon. In 1905 the Fraternal Brotherhood of the Elks purchased the building and occupied the upper floor. The . . . Map (db m181466) HM
87Washington (King County), Seattle — Mayer PlazaJoseph Mayer's Magnificent Clock
Built circa 1915 by Joseph Mayer, Seattle clockmaker and jeweler, this clock uniquely features eight dials. Seattle, once known as the City of Clocks, boasted dozens of these grand clocks around the city, but today few remain. This clock is one of . . . Map (db m181428) HM
88Washington (King County), Seattle — Maynard Building1892
Solid grey brick and stone, and fully restored interior paneling mark this romanesque revival building as one of Pioneer Square’s most handsome. Site of Seattle’s first bank, operated by pioneer merchant Dexter Horton. This building was restored in . . . Map (db m48127) HM
89Washington (King County), Seattle — Medal of Honor Memorial
Ordinary Individuals Facing Extraordinary Circumstances With Courage and Selflessness Answer the Call and Change the Course of Destiny Medal of Honor Deming Bronson, 1LT, USA (1915) Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, COL., USMC . . . Map (db m113048) WM
90Washington (King County), Seattle — Merchant’s Cafe1889
Seattle’s oldest continuously-used restaurant retains most of its original interior. Its 30-foot bar was brought “around the horn” in a sailing vessel during the 1860s, and much Klondike gold passed across it during the 1890s. The . . . Map (db m48021) HM
91Washington (King County), Seattle — Mural at Bergen Place
The Ballard Historical Society and the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association joined together to create this mural in 1995 to commemorate our community’s rich and prosperous history, and to celebrate our economic and cultural ties to . . . Map (db m27794) HM
92Washington (King County), Seattle — Mutual Life Building1897
This modified Romanesque Revival building of brick and terra cotta complements the nearby Pioneer Building. It has been home to such varied businesses as a speakeasy (1920s), elegant cigar store (1930s), and ice cream parlor. Site of Henry Yesler’s . . . Map (db m47995) HM
93Washington (King County), Seattle — Naval Training Station SeattleWorld War I • 1917 - 1918
Occupied 80 Acres, this site Trained 15,000 Naval Volunteers Commander Miller Freeman, National Naval Volunteers Commanding Officer Rear Admiral Robert E. Coontz U.S. Navy Commandant Thirteenth Naval District . . . Map (db m142204) WM
94Washington (King County), Seattle — Olsen FurnitureBallard Avenue Landmark District
Tacoma residents James and Welthia Kelsey built this one-story building in 1903 as an investment. They entered into an agreement with Eugene Felt, the owner of the Felt Block next door, to create an internal opening between their two buildings . . . Map (db m181472) HM
95Washington (King County), Seattle — Original Site of the University of WashingtonA.D. 1861 - A.D. 1895
This is the original site of the University of Washington A.D. 1861 - A.D. 1895 Placed by The Daughters of the PioneersMap (db m118056) HM
96Washington (King County), Seattle — Owl SaloonBallard Avenue Landmark District
Longtime Ballard bar owner Charley Swanson built this structure in 1904 and opened the Owl Saloon here with his partner Leonard Strygen. Except for the years during Prohibition, when the Owl Cafe occupied the ground floor, this building has . . . Map (db m181460) HM
97Washington (King County), Seattle — Palmer BuildingBallard Avenue Landmark District
Alfred Palmer, proprietor of Alfred Palmer and Sons Real Estate Company in downtown Seattle, owned this building for more than three decades. Valued at $3,890 in 1905, the property was one of the more impressive structures in what was known as the . . . Map (db m181440) HM
98Washington (King County), Seattle — Pantages House
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99Washington (King County), Seattle — Paul G. Allen & Bill GatesSeattle Walk of Fame
In 1975, guided by a belief that the personal computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, Bill Gates and Paul Allen cofounded a company called Microsoft, which would grow to become the #1 computer software company in . . . Map (db m99657) HM
100Washington (King County), Seattle — Pioneer Building — 1989 Washington State Centennial —
The Pioneer Building is one of the finest and most ornate buildings in the District, characteristic of the Richardsonian Romanesque style prevalent throughout Pioneer Square. Constructed in 1889 on the site of Henry Yesler’s first home. This . . . Map (db m22495) HM

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May. 16, 2022