Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Leschi, Mann and Atlantic Neighborhoods

Today's walk took a friend and me to the Central Area where we walked 6.2 miles in the Leschi, Mann and Atlantic neighborhoods. We filled in streets I had not walked between 20th and 30th Avenues S from S Jackson to E Jefferson.

This is a primarily residential area with businesses and organizations along parts of Yesler, Martin Luther King Jr Way, 23rd and Jackson. The eastern part (Leschi) offers views of Lake Washington.

Early in the walk, we passed memorials to Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton

and Seattle Police Office Antionio Terry. The Terry Estates at 24th and Yesler were named after this slain officer.

This area is home to Powell Barnett Park which, thanks to local sponsors, was made over in 2006.
Pratt Park,

Dr. Blanche Lavisso Park,

the Douglass-Truth Library, Fire Station No. 6, the Central Area Health Care Center, Peoples Institutional Baptist Church, the Eritrean Community Center, Catholic Community Services (all pictured in a prior post), the Upper Room Church of God in Christ (housed in what was probably once a Jewish synagog),

Bethel Christian Church Apostolic Faith,

Prince Hall Masonic Temple,

Seattle Vocational Institute of Seattle Central Community College (currently enrolling for the Office Clerk Program),

Washington Middle School,

Pratt Fine Art Center,

the 20th Avenue Church of God,

a Franz baking facility, Monica's Village Place I, the NELA Center for Student Success, the Promenade Red Apple Market and a corner store.

Along the way, we spotted peaceful streets of older, well maintained homes,

a house with uniques architecture,

a tribute to the musical history of the area,

newer buildings (one with great artwork on its facade)

and a large house with great old architectural detail now in need of some love.

Another wonderful walk.

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