Looking north on Third Ave. from Columbia Street. Here are at least two evidences of boom town stresses, the regrade itself, and the juxtapositon – nearly – of the row houses facing Marion on the right and the new Stander Hotel across Marion, and the Martin Van Buren Stacy mansion at the northeast corner of Marion and Third. Eventally, the mansion would also be “stressed” by change, and turns 90 degrees to face Marion Street, where it served for decades as the home of one of Seattle’s better restaurants, the Maison Blanc.

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