Seattle's Belltown

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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.
ISBN: 9780738548166
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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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