Saturday, March 23, 2013

Minor Neighborhood

My husband and I saw lots of churches today as we walked 5.3 miles in the Minor neighborhood. We saw vacant lots, murals, corner stores, P-Patches, social services facilities and newer construction too in this changing area.

There are still older homes and apartments but new construction is in progress too.

This area is home to or abuts the Rotary Branch of the Boys and Girls Club,

the I.C.R.A. Yat Sen Cultural Center,

Spruce Mini Park,

Edwin T. Pratt Park,

Medina Children's Services (which appears to now be Amara),

Bailey Gatzert Elementary School,

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute,

Catholic Community Services,

the Douglass-Truth Branch of the Seattle Public Library,

Community Day Center for Children,

the Central Area Health Care Center,

the Odessa Brown Neighborhood Healthcare Center,

Alder Academy (pictured in a prior post), the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church,

God's Pentacostal Temple,

Tolliver Temple Memorial Church of God in Christ (the former Sephardic Bikur Holim Synagogue),

Curry Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church,

People's Institutional Baptist Church,

Vietnamese Martyrs Parish (Catholic) with its decorative gate,

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church,

Garfield High School (pictured in a prior post), Washington Hall,

and the Eritrean Community Center which appears to be physically connected to and has probably taken over the adjacent Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Along the way, we spotted murals,


and the 14th & Fir P-Patch Community Garden (Squire Partk) with its Neighborhood History Fence.

This was one walk which left me wanting to know more about the history of this neighborhood.

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