Motorcycle Messenger’s Ride for Life 1929

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. (this story was originally featured Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts news) The Call Came In On November 6, 1929, the phone rang at the Rubenstein’s pharmacy in Seattle’s Cobb Building. On the line was Dr. W. A. Taylor of Ellensburg forlornly calling for three tubes of poly-anaerobic antitoxin in hopes of treating 53-year old gold miner Frank Walter Sagar. Sagar’s left leg had been crushed in a mine cave-in near Blewett Pass and

Residents of Millionaire's Row Reach For National Register and Tell All In Candid Interview.

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 business associates. The house was the foursquare/colonial revival David Whitcomb house built in 1907 at 633 14th Avenue E. David Whitcomb was a real estate executive whose company built many of the city's largest office buildings and his father, G Henry Whitcomb, played an instrumental role in James Moore's Capitol Hill development. Nowadays the Whitcomb house belongs to David (DJ) Kurlander (right), retired Microsoft researcher an

Republishing The Hill With A Future!

ABOUT 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 to access, and so the Capitol Hill Historical Society has worked to re-publish it. ​ And thanks in part to funding from 4Culture, The Second Edition of The Hill With A Future is now available for presale and will start shipping in early December! Read More about the book. How to get a copy Click here to order it from our online store! ATTEND ONE OF OUR RELATED EVENTS! ​To celebrate this historic event, we are hosting

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