Built on the site of the University of Washington’s first school building, the Met closed after a Dec. 4, 1954, performance, and was torn down...
Now & Then
Paul Dorpat digs into our rich local history, sharing images and stories from Seattle’s past.
Begun in 1923, the Olympic (now the Fairmont Olympic) was described as ‘the hotel of Seattle’s dreams.’
The view from a much-lower Denny Hill looks very different today.
The Rhodes brothers moved here from the Midwest around 1890. Their Ten Cent Store in downtown Seattle was ironically sumptuous — and short-lived. Among those...
A North Seattle dentist with a taste for local history and storytelling extracts an important clue from an 1880s photo of a hardware store.
Billy King, Pike Place Market’s honorary mayor, worked with tavern owners to launch soapbox derbies in the 1970s.
The Historic Wallingford group hosts the Wallingford Historic Homes Fair on Oct. 6.
Not sure whom was parading, or exactly when, but the signs provide some clues.
The Silver Inn, long gone, was a restaurant for less than a decade. Now it’s the site of the Denny Building’s parking garage.
Decades later, this Ballard intersection would be declared the city’s ‘most dangerous.’
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