Willcox Walls – 7th Ave W.& 8th Ave W.

Wilcox Wall, 1982
Wilcox Wall, 1982

While strolling by the Willcox Walls, enjoying the dramatic views of Puget Sound, the Olympics, and boat traffic, have you ever wondered about the history of this iconic Queen Anne landmark?

The Willcox Walls are the retaining walls made of reinforced concrete and decorative brick that run along Eighth Place West and Eighth Avenue West. They begin at Marshall Viewpoint, at the intersection of West Highland Drive, Seventh Avenue West, and Eighth Place West. A second section of the Willcox Walls is located along Seventh Avenue West. The walls separate the upper and lower portions of Seventh and Eighth avenues. …Continue reading “Willcox Walls – 7th Ave W.& 8th Ave W.”