Sketched Sept. 12, 2012 The recent growth of Seattle may be remembered for a downtown-building boom spurred by Amazon. Flash back 100 years to learn about another type of building boom, when it was churches popping up within months of each other as the population reached more than 300,000 in the years following the Gold…More
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Sketched March 6, 2012 The ghostly doorway of the half-demolished Alfaretta apartments hides the massive ruins of what used to be a typical building on First Hill, a five-story apartment house built in 1918. How did it come to this? Neighbors told me plans to build condos fell through during the 2008 financial crisis and demolition came…More