Seattle's Belltown, Washington [Images of America Series]
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Seattle's Belltown, Washington [Images of America Series]

by Clark Humphrey
     
 

When most of Seattle's original founders settled at today's Pioneer Square, William Bell set up his own neighborhood a couple of miles up the waterfront. "Bell's Town" grew in the early 20th century, when Seattle leveled the adjacent Denny Hill, and the newly flat regrade became a low-rent district of bars, hotels, and industry. In recent decades, Belltown has

Overview


When most of Seattle's original founders settled at today's Pioneer Square, William Bell set up his own neighborhood a couple of miles up the waterfront. "Bell's Town" grew in the early 20th century, when Seattle leveled the adjacent Denny Hill, and the newly flat regrade became a low-rent district of bars, hotels, and industry. In recent decades, Belltown has become one of the nation's fastest growing urban neighborhoods with upscale condominium towers and fashionable restaurants. This new volume chronicles--in more than 200 images--the colorful history of this diverse and constantly changing area. Readers will enjoy early glimpses of such landmarks as the Seafair Torchlight Parade, the Seattle Center Monorail, the legendary Dog House, and the Edgewater Inn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738548166
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/21/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
854,367
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


Author Clark Humphrey is the editor of the Belltown Messenger, a book reviewer for the Seattle Times, a former staff writer with The Stranger and The Comics Journal, and an acknowledged local expert on all things retro in Seattle. Humphrey has lived in Belltown off and on since 1991, and his six prior books include Arcadia Publishing's highly successful Vanishing Seattle. In this unique visual history, he has gathered an extraordinary selection of images from the University of Washington, the City of Seattle, the Museum of History and Industry, and private collections.

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