This one-of-a-kind blanket encompasses all the history of Alki Point and early Seattle beginnings in a quality 100% cotton throw. Wrap yourself in history! $59.95
Memory Book Projects
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and the Log House Museum are diligently collecting and preserving the history of early West Seattle through the personal recollections of our community’s seniors.
Publications are available now at the Gift Shop at the Log House Museum!
, by Patricia Filer. Between 1907 and 1913, visitors were drawn to Luna Park in West Seattle, the “Coney Island of the West.EThis history of the park includes over 40 photos, postcards, advertisements, and other images. 45 pages.
by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. This Memory Book is a unique collection of charming historic remembrances. It was written by a group of community elders through an organized Museum program called the Long-Timers. One-of-a-kind photographs of the early Alki Beach community highlight the stories and descriptions of a simpler lifestyle. 44 pages.
by the West Seattle Herald. This comprehensive history of Southwest Seattle was compiled and written by the staff of the local West Seattle Herald using newspaper archives and extensive community research. Contains more than 200 photos, maps, and historical advertisements. Copyright 1997.
Now available! West Side Story Index Insert
by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. This is a visual reminder of early West Seattle and White Center businesses, as recalled by the members of the Log House Museum’s Longtimers Program.
CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK – 2/2012
Images of America: West Seattle
by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society
The idea of a big city named New York Alki began in 1851 with the arrival of the Bell, Low, Denny, Boren, and Terry families on a Puget Sound shore. Since that rough beginning, logging, farming, shipbuilding, fishing, steel manufacturing, trolleys, and bridges have shaped the area’s people and built communities. Beaches on Puget Sound and a river leading inside the country have defined the Duwamish Peninsula. In 1907, long having discarded the misfit name New York, the town of West Seattle was annexed into Seattle. Being the largest landmass annexed to Seattle brought advantages while West Seattle’s neighborhood distinction and independent spirit remained.