This exhibit is dedicated to the boom years (1885 to 1910) of Seattle’s first residential neighborhood, and told through the eyes of Guendolyn Carkeek Plestcheeff, a woman whose memories of turn-of-the-century Seattle inspired the exhibit. Plestcheeff’s life is woven through all of the displays (a combination of artifacts, murals, life-size photo cutouts and memory books), creating a tapestry-like narrative in three dimensions. An overhead frieze parallels First Hill history with significant world events to provide a larger context.
Guendolyn Carkeek Plestcheeff with Jim Olson at the exhibit. In the center is a photograph of Guendolyn at age 8.
Enlow, Clair. “A Community Remembered in new Medical Building.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 1 June 1994. Print.
Kaill, Dave. “Seattle’s ‘First Neighborhood’.” The Capitol Hill Times, 15 June 1994, 1,10. Print.
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