Category Archives: Downtown

Seen around Seattle: Dexter Horton Building

While this building’s location is no secret, the mystery here is this: Who was Mr. Dexter Horton and why does he have a building named after him? The name, or at least a close relative’s name, may ring a bell … Continue reading

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Seen around Seattle: New and Improved Metro Buses

King County Metro Transit‘s fleet of buses really keeps the city moving! Its newest innovation, one that seems so obvious but has been sadly lacking for years, has just started appearing on routes serving central Seattle: the LED sign and … Continue reading

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Introducing the Seattle Map from These are Things!

Back in October 2011, I helped as an area adviser on the latest city map of Seattle for print studio These are Things. They were so kind to send a sample lithograph and it is finally framed and hung, which you … Continue reading

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Seattle Schedule: Woody Allen

Update 12/7/2011: Now with slightly more historical accuracy, thanks to tipster Ann Gross. See below. Day after Christmas in Seattle: what to do, what to do? Um, obviously, celebrate the holiday with one of the biggest icons of Jewish culture … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Seattle When You’re Sick

Editor’s Note: This post is a day later than our usual publication schedule because, well, I was sick. On a recent vacation to New Mexico and Colorado, my traveling companion was recovering from a cold. No fever, no debilitating exhaustion, … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Seattle: Happy Hour

Editor’s Note: Not to worry, dear readers, the last stop on our Post Office Tour will appear next week. Please enjoy this intermission. Why does Localist help visitors plan their trips to Seattle? There are so many reasons, but in the end, … Continue reading

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Post Office Tour: Finally, a Bona Fide Post Office

Third Stop: Downtown Seattle Post Office Maybe this is where all those displaced Queen Anne post Office customers will go now: The downtown Seattle Post Office on Third Ave between Union and University Streets. Just hop on Metro rte 13 … Continue reading

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