QUEEN ANNE DISTRICT (qa)
Seattle skyline view from Queen Anne Hill.
This album features photos from two of my favorite neighborhoods in Seattle, both of which need further extensive exploring ;o)
QUEEN ANNE NEIGHBORHOOD
Queen Anne Hill is a neighborhood & geographic feature in Seattle northwest of downtown. The neighborhood sits on the highest named hill in the city with a maximum elevation of 456 feet. The hill became a popular spot for the city's early economic & cultural elite to build their mansions, & the name derives from the architectural style typical of many of the early homes. Lots of extra info here:
Historical society web site with many photos of historic residences etc incl slide show:
CAPITOL HILL NEIGHBORHOOD
Capitol Hill is a densely populated residential district in Seattle. It is also one of the city's most prominent nightlife & entertainment districts & the center of the city's counterculture communities. (A large-scale gay residential settlement on Capitol Hill began in the early 1960s, accordingly, this district is home to a sizable number of gay and lesbian couples.
Capitol Hill district is situated on a steep hill just east of the city's central business district. (Capitol Hill has half of Seattle's
qa - Victoria Condo Complex
Victoria Condo is 4 story vintage building perched on the south slope of Queen Ann Hill on West Highland just steps from Kerry Park. It was built in 1921 and converted to a condo complex in 1998. More info:
More info on apartment development on Queen Anne Hill:
12 steepest street grades.) It’s main thoroughfare is Broadway Ave which forms the commercial heart of the district. At the highest point on Capitol Hill (444.5 feet) is the water tower which is next to Volunteer Park.
Capitol Hill contains some of Seattle's wealthiest neighborhoods, including "Millionaire's Row" along 14th Avenue E. south of Volunteer Park & the Harvard-Belmont Landmark District. It also has many distinguished apartment houses as well as a few surviving Classical Revival complexes. Lots of info here:
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