Lost Seattle - Rob Ketcherside

>> Thursday, December 26, 2013

Unearths the buried bones of an invented city that was carved out of hills and bay.

Early Seattleites were neither sentimental nor nostalgic, destroying iconic schools, libraries, entire neighborhoods, and high hills.They ripped out the very muscles of industry and the veins of rails and ferries on which the city was created.

68 vignettes of cast-aside Seattle are given new light, including Japantown, the Kalakala, Joseph Mayer's clock factory, interurban railways, Yesler's mill, Capitol Hill's auto row, Denny Hill, Moran Brothers' shipyard, the Carnegie Central Library, Boeing and the SuperSonics. From the 1880s to the present day.

This richly illustrated book brings these lost buildings, structures and neighborhoods back to life, to reveal the Seattle that once was.

About the Author

Rob Ketcherside writes about local history through a series of blended rephotography (then and now) for the Capitol Hill Seattle blog. He has led tours of Seattle's historic clocks for the Seattle Architecture Foundation and neighborhood history for Seattle's Museum of History & Industry. His various contributions at MOHAI--including research of artifacts and photographs--recently earned him Volunteer of the Year. Rob is an appointed member of the Mayor's Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, stopping more treasures from being lost. He lives in Seattle.


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