Sat, Apr 8, 2023 from 10am - 12pm

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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.

Photos: Evan Chakroff

Tour Start: Meet your guide at the stair entrance to the Madrona Playfield at the Corner of 34th and Spring. Street parking is usually available.

Tours are approximately 2 hours and run rain or shine, dress accordingly! Advance registration is strongly encouraged; walk-ups are limited to space available for a cost of $25. For more information on SAF tours, visit our FAQ page or call 206-667-9184. Interested in discounted tickets? Members get discounts on all SAF events and receive a free tour just for signing-up ( Individual level and above). Learn more about our membership program here. Join us. Shape Seattle!

Madrona Playfield & Shelter House

3211 E Spring St
Seattle, WA 98122