Seattle's Beacon Hill

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Ride the trolley up the ridge of Beacon Hill and discover one of South Seattle's most interesting districts. Unique among Seattle neighborhoods, Beacon Hill is a community where immigrants from all over the globe have settled side by side for over 100 years. This new book tells the story of the people and businesses of Beacon Hill in vintage photographs, the majority of which date before World War II. Readers will learn about the immigrants who worked on farms, opened shops, and labored in shipyards, the building of Jefferson Park, as well as the activism and political struggles that shaped the Beacon Hill neighborhood.
ISBN: 9780738528618
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Frederica Merrell and Mira Latoszek are both actively involved in the North Beacon Hill Council and the Jefferson Park Alliance. They have gathered images for this book from sources as diverse as the neighborhood itself, with photographs drawn from the Museum of History and Industry, the Puget Sound Archives, Seattle Public Schools, the Wing Luke Asian Museum, the University of Washington Library Special Collections, the City of Seattle Archives, El Centro de la Raza Photo Archives, the DENSHO Project, the Seattle Times and Post-Intelligencer, the Museum of Flight, and the neighbors of Beacon Hill.
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