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

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738548166
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/21/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 813,043
  • 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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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Pioneer Belltown     9
Denny Hill and the Regrade     15
The Depression and War Years     45
The Postwar Era     59
From "Century 21" to Century 21     71
Rising Again     81
Belltown Today     101
Closing Remarks     127
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