Having printed this week’s Pacific Northwest feature on Cowen Park already last week (the third and fourth features below), we offer here a page from developer Charles Cowen’s promotional booklet with the title we have used above – with Keats and the rest. And we have also included here his map of both the park he had then freshly donated to the city and his addition, which he hoped to sell to its citizens lot by lot – and did.
We chose the page titled, “Some of the Reasons Why Cowen’s University Park is Such Desirable Property” for its sometimes amusing “reasons.” The proposal that Seattle would reach a census population of 500,000 by 1910 was about two times too ambitious. Still Cowen sold his lots.
And the map. In the booklet it is folded and attached to the back inside cover of the booklet. The path of the stream may be a bit fanciful in its drawing, but it is probably close to the correct course the Green Lake outlet took on its way to Lake Washington’s Union Bay. (We have “printed” this somewhat large so it may take a bit longer for some computers to load/show it.)
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