Frederick Trump in Pioneer Square, Seattle

Donald Trump’s grandfather Yes, that Donald Trump. Get yourself an age appropriate beverage and a comfortable place to read this. I’d like the opportunity to correct some mistakes and some misconceptions in the tale of Donald Trump’s grandfather – Frederich Drumpf or Frederick Trump – and his time operating a restaurant in Seattle in the early […]

Every Drive-in Public Market Ever

Here’s the dataset on figshare with every drive-in market location we’ve found. There are some crazy things at play: Archival web crawling Open history data Past-current collaboration Drive-in public markets If you’ve read my article on Seattle’s drive-in public markets, you know that Richard Longstreth’s book was basically the only reason I knew anything about this building […]

Corner Market Eba’s Store Number 2

Eba’s Cut Rate Groceries opened in the Corner Market in 1927, located just behind the 1st and Pike storefront occupied by 3 Girls Bakery. Eba replaced and probably bought out Ralph McDonald’s Corner Market Grocery in stall 103. In 1932 after Eba’s merged with Mutual Markets, this store did not continue as part of the […]

Blueprints of Broadway Market

Almost a year ago I wrote a long history of Broadway Market in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, which ran in Capitol Hill Seattle blog. Because of its length I decided not to include a number of scans of 1927 blueprints by architect Charles Haynes that I found at the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (since renamed Department […]