Take Maura Shapley, who established her business, Day Moon Press, on Beacon Hill in 1982. To keep up with demand, she works 60-hour weeks handcrafting wedding invitations, business cards and limited-edition books, which she prints one at a time on a Chandler and Price letterpress from the 1920s.More
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Sketched June 10, 2014
If it were up to Gina Hicks, more rooftops would be covered with solar panels like the picnic shelters at Jefferson Park.
Hicks is one of a few hundred Seattle City Light customers with a stake in Community Solar, a little-known program that allows customers to invest in solar energy without having to install solar panels directly on their homes. It works like this: You buy a share of the power capacity of city-owned solar arrays and get credited for the energy they produce every year.More
Sketched Feb. 12, 2013 It sits atop Beacon Hill like, well, a beacon: the striking orange brick building that no one seems to call by the same name. Built in 1933 as the U.S. Marine Hospital, it was later known as the Pacific Medical Center and still houses the medical provider in the ground and basement…More
Sketched March 22, 2:14 p.m. Since the construction fence came down last fall, Matt Buhl has come to Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park more than 40 times. His dog, Bauser, runs alongside as he bikes to the top of the hill, where a new, neatly landscaped vista point offers one of the best views of Seattle…More
Sketched Oct. 6, 11:12 a.m. [Click sketches to view larger] Picture a boulevard going from West Seattle to Beacon Hill with a lush canopy of trees on both sides of the road. City landscape architect Shane DeWald CQ said we’re a step closer to achieving that plan envisioned by Seattle pioneers. On Sunday, the city is…More