A fire department stable

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Escape!

While visiting Steve Sampson in Belltown yesterday, Paul and I wandered down an alley between 1st and Western and found this gorgeous red door set in blackened bricks.  Paul guessed it must have been a stable, which was confirmed by former manager and realtor Stan Piha this afternoon.  The Seattle Fire Department kept horses here.  Stan recalled wooden columns inside showing marks of being gnawed at by horses. The sign for Doty & Associates is long out of date – the firm having pulled up stakes and moved to SoDo 7 years ago.

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