The Seattle Waterfront: An Illustrated History

In 2005, Paul wrote an Illustrated History of the Seattle Waterfront on request from the Seattle City Council.  He comments:

waterfront-stampIt took about 5 months to complete, and I forsook Ivar (except for including him and his in the history – even this introduction!) and much else – except the weekly Times features – in order to get it done.  Still it was a great delight to write – or to assemble it from many years of writing on Waterfront subjects and to also use other resources I had not yet studied.

The posting of chunks of this monumental history (heretofore called chapters) will occur when Paul has the time and inclination. Dorpat also affirms that there will be as many as 174 chapters by the time he’s posted them all. (Jean says, Whew!)

Seattle Waterfront, Chapter 1

Seattle Waterfront, Chapter 2

Seattle Waterfront, Chapter 3

Seattle Waterfront, Chapter 4

Seattle Waterfront, Chapter 5

Seattle Waterfront, Chapter 6

4 thoughts on “The Seattle Waterfront: An Illustrated History”

  1. I’m facilitating a class at Puget Sound Community School that will build the Seattle waterfront in a video game. Your books and posts are proving to be an invaluable resource for the class. THANKS!

  2. I found out about this through a post that Jean Godden wrote on Facebook in the context of Bertha’s most recent challenges. Have you ever considered getting this history published at the UW Press? The subject matter seems perfect!

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