Madrona: Streetcar Suburb to Neighborhood of Spirited Commerce and Diversity
Sat, May 2 from 10am - 12pm
Due to the current health situation in our region related to the Covid-19 Virus, all tours/events events between now and May are subject to cancellation based on recommendations from our local health dept. and government. Our priority is on keeping our community safe right now. In the event of a program cancellation, all guests will be notified in advance by email and offered a refund or opportunity to rebook. Thank you for understanding.
Madrona is a neighborhood of transitions. What started as a beachside playground for Seattleites became one of its first “streetcar suburbs.” Its hilltop geography lent itself to grand, lake-view Queen Anne, Dutch Colonial, and Tudor residences. Although gentrification and redlining threatened the neighborhood culture, strong organizations, involved churches, and a sense of community pulled Madrona through tense times. See today's Madrona through the lens of its fascinating history. On this tour you’ll discover Queen Anne, Colonial and Craftsman style homes designed by notable architects including Ellsworth Storey and Joseph Coté.
Tour Start: Madrona Playfield & Shelter House (corner of 34th & Spring) Street parking available
Photos: Evan Chakroff