New Book Has Been Published

People of Snohomish, Angels and Friends.

People of Snohomish, Angels and Friends.

I'm pleased to announce that Snohomish Historian Warner Blake and I will be signing our new book "J.S. White: Our First Architect" on July 30 in Snohomish. Please stop by and help us celebrate. Thank you so much to Warner for his brilliant research and dedication, to all the Angels who so generously supported this project, and especially to Karen Guzak, whose generosity, leadership, and inspiration started this whole thing rolling.

WHAT: Booking Signing of the fine art book J.S. White Our First Architect
by writer Warner Blake and photographer Otto Greule

WHERE: Uppercase Bookshop, 2nd Street and Avenue B, Snohomish

WHEN: Sunday, July 30, 2-4p 

WHY: Grand Opportunity to purchase the book and support both the independent bookstore and our publication Published by the People of Snohomish and Friends.

J.S. White: Our First Architect documents White’s surviving structures from 19th-century Snohomish with essays by local historian Warner Blake and color photographs by Otto Greule. White left nothing behind except his buildings, so Blake combed through newspapers of the time to discover White’s story and identify his structures. Particularly notable is the White Building — the builder-architect’s own two-story red brick masterpiece, which was misidentified for more than 50 years. Generously illustrated with over 60 historic photographs, this book is also the story of the city’s rise and fall as the birthplace of Snohomish County.
(From the dust jacket back.)

BONUS EVENT ON THE RADIO: Warner and Karen will be guests on KSER’s Sound Living, Friday, July 28th at 4p.  
Hosted by veteran independent broadcaster Ed Bremer, and it’s a call-in show: 425.303.9070!  
Photographer Otto Greule will be standing by in Seattle to join in … why not you too?

New Book Taking Shape

In collaboration with historian Warner Blake, our book project on 19th century builder/architect J.S. White is finally coming to fruition. The publish date is July 2017.  Pre-order your copy today (with a discount), and meet the team behind the book by visiting http://www.snohomishstories.org. Thanks so very much to Warner, his wife Karen, and all the Angels and Friends in Snohomish who helped make this book possible.

In collaboration with historian Warner Blake, our book project on 19th century builder/architect J.S. White is finally coming to fruition. The publish date is July 2017.  Pre-order your copy today (with a discount), and meet the team behind the book by visiting http://www.snohomishstories.org. Thanks so very much to Warner, his wife Karen, and all the Angels and Friends in Snohomish who helped make this book possible.

Looking over the first round of proofs with Leah Finger, Production Manager at Lucia | Marquand books in Seattle.   Photo: Warner Blake

Looking over the first round of proofs with Leah Finger, Production Manager at Lucia | Marquand books in Seattle.  

Photo: Warner Blake

Farewell To The Old Spaghetti Factory

A fond farewell to the Old Spaghetti Factory on its final day of operation. The restaurant has operated out of the Ainsworth & Dunn Warehouse building, a Seattle Landmark, since 1970. The venerable brick and timber building was designed by architect Stephen Alston Jennings in 1902 for Ainsworth & Dunn, a salmon-packing company.  

Proposed redevelopment to the site may include a six story mixed-use building situated in the south parking lot, and an additional story atop the existing warehouse building.

Note the arched entry on the south elevation is not original, it was added in the 1970's. The large doors on the west elevation originally served as loading docks, in convenient proximity to the railroad and Pier 14 (now Pier 70).

Artist Pat De Caro's Foreign Shores Exhibition at Gallery4Culture.

Artist Pat De Caro shares insights into her recent show, Foreign Shores, which included over 80 charcoal drawings and was exhibited at Gallery4Culture in Seattle, Washington.