Patterns of Change: Reading the history of Queen Anne schools

West Queen Anne School
West Queen Anne School

Local historians focus on individual achievements, buildings or events while often ignoring patterns of change or the relationship of those patterns to international and regional circumstances. Interestingly, an overview of public school history in our neighborhood reveals some of those patterns.

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Five Corners Hardware – 305 W McGraw St

Five Corners Hardware, 2015
Five Corners Hardware, June 27, 2015

75 Years & Going Strong!

Five Corners Hardware, Marilyn Monroe, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and your author all share a June 1 ‘birthday.’ The hardware store celebrated a 75th birthday with cake and special sales. Open every day of the week at the five corners of Third West, W. McGraw and W. McGraw Place, it is surely one of few Seattle businesses still operated by the same family. …Continue reading “Five Corners Hardware – 305 W McGraw St”

Apartment Development on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill

Leona Apartments, 1909
Leona Apartments, 1909

The document “Apartment Development on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill – Prior to World War II” is a thesis by Queen Anne resident Mimi Sheridan. It analyzes pre-war apartment house development on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill. It examines land use in the area from 1900 to the present, looking at the development pattern and changing uses. This information is used to help identify the role of these buildings in the city’s overall social and urban fabric. Several examples of various types of apartment houses illustrate the building types, styles and landscaping typically found before World War II. To provide an historical context for the discussion of Seattle apartment houses, the thesis briefly discusses multifamily development and typical building forms in Europe, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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