With thorough research and personable presentation, Jaqueline Williams has written a book about Seattle’s Capitol Hill that makes you feel like a local.
First-person accounts with over one hundred photos and original advertisements will transport you back to early twentieth-century Seattle. Covering Capitol Hill institutions from schools to shops to social clubs, Williams paints a picture of the adolescence of a neighborhood that holds a vital part of Seattle’s past and present.
In this book, you can find out why buying a single gallon of gas was called a “college fill,” meet Seattle’s first woman mail carriers, and more.
The Hill With a Future provides a highly-detailed, fascinating historical read for everyone from the casual reader to the dedicated scholar of Seattle lore.
Reviews For The Hill With A Future
"The Hill With A Future transforms a familiar neighborhood into an exciting case study of Seattle's twentieth century residential growth and change. Chock full of remarkable photos, The Hill invites its readers to take to the streets, book in hand, and rediscover its nooks and crannies with new eyes. Highly readable, insightful and amusing, The Hill is also a model of thorough research, well interpreted."
-Lorraine McConaghy, Historian, Museum of History & Industry
"Capitol Hill has at last been added to the roll of Seattle neighborhoods with their own written histories. Jacqueline Williams is a concerned citizen of the neighborhood of which she writes, and her book is both wonderfully illustrated and researched. Capitol Hill developed quickly during the city's boom years--the two decades following the "great fire" of 1889. Already an authority on Northwest culinary history and an award-winning author, Jacqueline Williams now charts the early history of Capitol Hill to the conclusion of World War Two. On the evidence of this delightful book may we now hope for her sequel?"
-Paul Dorpat, Author of Seattle Now and Then