July 19, 2020

Claims of the Germans' poor nutrition back in part 1 aside, the U.S. government was trying to improve the nutrition of the Allied forces by mobilizing students across America to maintain war gardens at home over summer break. During the war, farms in Europe had bee...

Historical survey and event updates, social media recap, and a look at the impact of the 1918 pandemic on Capitol Hill and other stories.

July 3, 2020

With over half a million reported deaths so far and communities on varying levels of lockdown worldwide, we are at present hostages to a flu pandemic the likes of which has not occurred in over a century. A modern-day plague. When struggling with a difficult present su...

July 3, 2020

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Recap


Primary objectives:
 

1. To start identifying, researching, and photographically documenting the most notable mid-century modern multifamily residential buildings constructed on Capitol Hill between circa 1945 and the late 1970s.
 

2. To inc...

May 9, 2020

 Adelphia College building, 1905. From MOHAI

In 1905, a college was founded near the corner of Roanoke and Interlaken to serve one of Capitol Hill’s many diverse communities, specifically its Swedish community. Derived from the Greek word adelphos, which means "brothe...

March 17, 2020

On Saturday February 29th, 20 members and friends of the Capitol Hill Historical Society both new and old gathered in the conference room at the Broadway Performance Hall for our Annual Members meeting. The agenda for the meeting: a look back at our spectacular accompl...

What do a former music school building and a former automotive dealership building have in common? Both are historically and architecturally significant buildings in Pike/Pine that will be considered for nomination as city landmarks this week! Specifically this Wednesd...

Ninety years ago, this November, 24-year-old motorcycle messenger and Capitol Hill resident Clifford Amsbury made a heroic and dangerous ride over Snoqualmie Pass during a major storm to save a life of an injured gold miner.  His ride captured attention far and wide....

November 1, 2019

On the evening of October 25th, I had the privilege of entering my 4th of the 24 homes on Capitol Hill's historic Millionaire's Row: the private development built in the early 1900s by real estate executive James Moore for himself and a number of his friends and busine...

November 1, 2019

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Since it was first published in 2001, The Hill With a Future: Seattle’s Capitol Hill 1900-1946 has been the only book devoted exclusively to the history of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. For years this valuable resource has been out of print and increasingly difficult...

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