David Rogers Park – 2800 1st Ave W

David Rogers Playfield, 1935
David Rogers Playfield, 1935

The north slope of Queen Anne hill containing Queen Anne Bowl and David Rodgers Park was homesteaded by Nils Peterson. Peterson made his living excavating gravel from the glacial remains there. Real Estate Broker Benjamin Franklin “B. F.” Day bought the Rodgers Park section and deeded it to the City in 1883. At the time, this area at the northern end of Queen Anne Hill was beyond the northern limits of the city at West McGraw Street. However, B.F. Day apparently intended for the five-acre parcel to be used for park purposes and noted its panoramic view of mountain and water scenery. …Continue reading “David Rogers Park – 2800 1st Ave W”