Thursday, April 17, 2008

Denny Blaine Lake Park Shelter

Park Shelter

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I fell in love with this the minute I saw it. This rustic log and stone Arts & Crafts era transit shelter was built by developers Charles Denny and Elbert Blaine in 1901 as their real estate office, with an eye to converting it to a street car shelter after their parcels in the Madrona neighborhood were sold. I thought it was charming in its setting next to its lily pond inhabited by ducks.

9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting post, Chuck. The shelter reminds me a lot of those in our area. I wonder if it was a typical kind of shelter built in 1900s. I also followed your links and saw the ducks. Nice shots there too.

Kim said...

Hi Abe. Right city, wrong Blogger. I'm the prettier one :-). Thank you for your very kind comments!
-Kim

Abraham Lincoln said...

I just clicked on this link again for some reason and thought, "Lordy, I was just here at Chuck's place." Then I read your comment and ROFLMAO at my mistake. Sorry. Just substitute your name for Chuck.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the building and the forethought of Denny and blaine. MB

D.C. Confidential said...

Lovely building. Too bad more developers aren't as insightful as Denny and Blaine.

Chuck Pefley said...

Ha! That guy Abe -:)

This is an exceptional structure. I'm so glad the city chose to preserve it. Colorful, sturdy and utilitarian with class. Lovely post, Kim. I suspect you are the prettier one (LOL) From the "real Chuck"

Litsa Dremousis said...

I love how remnants of old Seattle still dot the city.

What a cheerful shot.

Kate said...

It is a charming structure. I'm a little unclear on its current use; is it actually in a park?

Blogger is being temperamental and is giving me a hard time uploading my images, and just when I'm approaching my 500th post!!

Ken said...

Nice use for an old structure. I wish that was done more here.