Apr 09

Changing times, changing looks: The Wooden Stores at Sixth W. and W. Howe

1834 6th W. in 2017; southern window hidden.

...Moon delight us still, but the abandoned ones, like the three at 1828, 1834 and 1900 6th Ave. W. at of W. Howe, draw my eye every day...

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1934 6th W. in 1937. Weddle’s Grocery is an IGA where a guy is buying a Coke.

1828 6th W. in 1937 as Middleton’s Meat Market with one door to the store and another leading upstairs.

...been the person of the same name who sold tea in 1905 and 1906 at 519 E. Denny Way, but by 1907, there is no doubt that he was here and living upstairs over...

...T. Hanrahan either upstairs in the apartment or out back in the tiny house at 516 W. Howe. By 1941, when the electric trolley busses replaced the streetcars, it had closed. By 1955...

...Homer and Edward appear to have started in the grocery business down the street at 602 W. Crockett where Homer also lived and where Targy’s Tavern can be found today. In 1910...

    Changing times, changing looks: The Wooden Stores at Sixth W. and W. Howe - Queen Anne Historical Society
    The impact of Seattle's streetcar lines on Queen Anne's commercial development continues to be part of our daily lives. Even today, following the historic #24 streetcar route, the one that ran up the Counterbalance around a couple of corners and down Sixth to its terminus at W.
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Jan 18

Historic Preservation and the Illogical Dangers of Hyperbole

It makes sense to dissect Bertolet’s lead example, the Wayne Apartments on Second Avenue at Bell Street. Bertolet correctly describes the building as dilapidated and as being plunked on top of a...

...are out of scale or that fill in gaps with unsympathetic designs. Bertolet points to 316 Alaskan Way S., a project he finds unreasonably denied in Pioneer Square, but he makes no mention of...

    Historic Preservation and the Illogical Dangers of Hyperbole - Queen Anne Historical Society
    I prepared this article in response to a misleading article published on December 22, by the Sightline Institute. A link to the article appears below. Today, January 17, 2018, the Landmarks Preservation Board (LPB) voted not to impose Controls and Incentives on the Wayne Apartment the recently landmarked building discussed by Mr. Bertolet and me.
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Jan 10

Queen Anne High School

2nd Ave N at Galer St, 1980-10-26

    Queen Anne High School - Queen Anne Historical Society
    When the Queen Anne High School was built, America was conflicted over the purpose of high school. Public education was seen as a possible cure for America's social ills. Some believed there should be an emphasis on liberal arts, while others wanted to use the system to assimilate a surging immigration population, and another push ...
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Dec 15

Jean Burch Falls, Theatre Originator

...as Queen Anne Hall & more recently Behnke Center and home to On the Boards, at 100 West Roy.  Later ACT restored Eagles Auditorium, relocating to downtown Seattle in 1996.  ACT introduced to Seattle...

    Jean Burch Falls, Theatre Originator - Queen Anne Historical Society
    Jean Burch Falls worked with her husband Gregory Falls (1922-1997) in the origination of ACT - A Contemporary Theatre - in 1965. ACT produced notable performances in the historic Redding Building, also known as Queen Anne Hall & more recently Behnke Center and home to On the Boards, at 100 West Roy.
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Dec 01

Storms

...It all depended on which substation covered your residence. We had the one down on Sixth Avenue North near Denny Way. Another time the power failed on Thanksgiving, but it was during a storm on the...

    Storms - Queen Anne Historical Society
    As the rains reappear in our skies, leaving pools, puddles and damp concrete, I remember all the great storms from my past here in Seattle. At only one time during my 50+ years of residence on Queen Anne Hill did our power fail. It all depended on which substation covered your residence.
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Nov 28

Bleitz Funeral Home: Inside and Out.

The Landmarks Preservation Board (LPB) designated the Bleitz Funeral Home at 316 Florentia St. a city of Seattle landmark earlier this year. During the preparation of the nomination the...

    Bleitz Funeral Home: Inside and Out. - Queen Anne Historical Society
    The Landmarks Preservation Board (LPB) designated the Bleitz Funeral Home at 316 Florentia St. a city of Seattle landmark earlier this year. During the preparation of the nomination the developers supported the nomination of the 1921 portion of the building, hoping the LPB would not stand in the way of demolishing the 1989 west side ...
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Oct 18

Feliks Banel Presents the Best of his KIRO Broadcasts. Thurs. Oct. 26. Community Center

Feliks Banel, producer host and historian for KIRO Radio, and of the most engaging speakers when it comes to local history, will present the best of his KIRO broadcasts on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave W.

    Feliks Banel Presents the Best of his KIRO Broadcasts. Thurs. Oct. 26. Community Center - Queen Anne Historical Society
    Feliks Banel, producer host and historian for KIRO Radio, and of the most engaging speakers when it comes to local history, will present the best of his KIRO broadcasts on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave W.
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Oct 18

The Yukevich House – 1811 8th Ave W

The Yukevich House – 1811 8th Ave W

...year that Mike’s company completed The Residences at Nob Hill in Queen Anne at 2209 Nob Hill Ave N. With a goal to harmonize with the neighboring homes, Architect Michael G. Dooley (1962-2014...

    The Yukevich House - 1811 8th Ave W - Queen Anne Historical Society
    This wasn't their first new home project together, however they were expecting it to be their last. Mike and Kelly Yukevich broke ground on 1811 8th Ave W in 2009 while living in North Queen Anne. As a Co-Founder of Shilshole Development, 2009 was also the year that Mike's company completed The Residences at Nob ...
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Oct 06

Unreliable Safeway and Thriftway memories prove you don’t always get what you wish for!

...its historic rainbow roof (it is still there) and the under-scaled clock tower at Crockett and Queen Anne Ave.

    Unreliable Safeway and Thriftway memories prove you don't always get what you wish for! - Queen Anne Historical Society
    Memoirs retell important experiences in human lives, but I think they are unreliable history. This story is my memory of efforts to stop the construction of an expanded Queen Anne Thriftway in 1990 and to block a new Safeway megastore on its nearly full block site in 1993.
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Sep 12

Carolyn Geise, Architect andCommunity-Builder

Front of 81 Vine

    Carolyn Geise, Architect andCommunity-Builder - Queen Anne Historical Society
    A Queen Anne resident since 1980, architect Carolyn Geise has designed homes and housing in Seattle neighborhoods including Queen Anne. A professional activist since her UW architecture student days, when she staffed the American Institute of Architects (AIA Seattle) booth at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, she has taken an active role in neighborhood planning ...
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Aug 22

Alice Rooney, Arts Advocate

Alice and her husband Bob Rooney, with their children Robin and Scott, lived on Queen Anne from 1967 to 2014 at 2602 Queen Anne Ave N, before moving to a place on the Counterbalance.

    Alice Rooney, Arts Advocate - Queen Anne Historical Society
    Long-time Queen Anne resident Alice Rooney has made major contributions to Seattle-area arts and culture, as administrator of Allied Arts of Seattle and of Pilchuck Glass School. A graduate of Ballard High School (1943) and the University of Washington, Alice began her career in New York City, where she spent three years working for Mutual ...
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Jul 25

Betty Bowen

Betty hosted events in support of artists and cultural causes at the Bowen home, at 715 West Prospect on Queen Anne Hill.  The house and its gardens are designated city landmarks.

...Park) as a memorial to her, just up the hill from the Bowen home, at 7th Avenue W and W Highland Drive.  The memorial includes works by leading Northwest artists:  Guy Anderson, Harold Balazs, Kenneth Callahan, Richard...

    Betty Bowen - Queen Anne Historical Society
    Betty Bowen with Seattle Art Museum founder Dr. Richard Fuller Queen Anne resident Betty Bowen (1918-1977) played a major role in Seattle cultural life - as assistant director of the Seattle Art Museum, as a civic activist on behalf of the arts and historic preservation, and a promoter of Seattle artists.
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Jul 25

30 Years Touring Mount Pleasant Cemetery

...name) that local historians revel in all the secrets buried at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery (700 W. Raye Street). The first tour’s organizers included Isabel Egglin, Bob Frazier, Isabel Egglin, Del Loder, John...

    30 Years Touring Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Queen Anne Historical Society
    It comes as no surprise to the residents of Upper Uptown (a recently coined term designed by me to placate Uptowners who want to strip city maps, newspaper articles and the Queen Anne Historical Society of our historic name) that local historians revel in all the secrets buried at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery ...
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Mar 24 2017

Remembering Queen Anne’s Neighborhood Grocery Stores: Mulholland’s Cash Grocery

It was located at 335 Queen Anne Avenue N. and had been operated as a grocery store since 1910 according to Polk’s city...

    Remembering Queen Anne's Neighborhood Grocery Stores: Mulholland's Cash Grocery - Queen Anne Historical Society
    Mulholland's Cash Grocery was in the Uptown area of lower Queen Anne Hill, between Harrison and Thomas Streets, near the old Aasten Grocery, and a block from the Key Arena. The store was purchased in 1939 from local grocer Rae Nakamura for $1,000 when Esther Mulholland's husband John was dying of cancer, leaving her to ...
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