Monday, January 21, 2013


My husband and I saw the industrial side of Georgetown today as we took a 5.6 mile walk in the area near the Duwamish Waterway.

The streets south and west of East Marginal Way South house railroad tracks (this is Garden Street), a Cedar Grove Composting facility,

debris processing sites and the Seattle Public Schools Science Materials Center.

There appeared to have been an attempt to create a small green space along the Duwamish but it felt pretty sad on this dreary day.

Of all the things along this stretch of E Marginal Way S, the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle Community College had the most eye appeal.

Boeing Field was on the east end of our walk and quite a few planes landed while we were there. This end is also the home of the Georgetown Steam Plant which I plan to visit someday but it was not open today.

North and east of E Marginal Way, we passed the always amusing Oxbow Park (pictured in a prior post), a US Army installation abutting Boeing Field, an FAA installation, a Washington State Department of Transportation facility which appeared to manufacture road signs. There is some housing in this area and it appears to be a mix of small, older bungalows and newer townhomes.

Along the way, we observed a sidewalk painting,

a pair of tree trunks with just enough branches left to serve as poles for utility wires supporting nearby houses,

Georgetown Community Church,

the Carleton Avenue Grocery,

a decorated traffic revision,

Harbor Freight Tools (whose parking lot was almost full)

and a sign warning us not to dump on Seattle.

It was educational to learn what was there but I doubt that I will return to the streets south of E Marginal Way.

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