You're Now a Part of History

You're Now a Part of History (HM24SU)

Location: Seattle, WA 98119 King County
Country: United States of America

N 47° 37.557', W 122° 21.869'

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The original donation of the land by the Kinnear family, the neighbors who donated the first plants to be installed in the park, and the many celebrations held in the park over the years demonstrate the community's love for the park.

1893 - 1985
Landscape architect Edward O. Schwagerl, Superintendent of Parks, is the primary designer for Kinnear Park. Most improvements completed by 1894.

1887
George and Angie Kinnear donate 11 acres to the City of Seattle for $1, followed by an additional 3 acres in 1897.

1896
George Cotterill's influential Bicycle Plan attract many people to Kinnear Park, showing paths leading to the park from downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.

1894
A lily pond and foot bridge built at the bottom of the park (pond later filled in and bridge removed).

1903
The renowned Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm, when visiting Kinnear Park, praises it for its spectacular views of Puget Sound and downtown.

1900
Seattle City Council inspecting the recently completed Kinnear Park, here take a moment to relax on the lawn.

1977
As part of the "Saturday in the Park," program, a concert was held, sponsored by the Queen Anne Historical Society.

1920
Shoreline below the park filled to make way for



additional railroad lines and paved streets.
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HM NumberHM24SU
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Placed BySeattle Parks and Recreation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10G E 547748 N 4725076
Decimal Degrees47.62595000, -122.36448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 37.557', W 122° 21.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 37' 33.4200" N, 122° 21' 52.1400" W
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Area Code(s)206, 425
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 698 W Roy St, Seattle WA 98119, US
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