We’ve just added over 1,200 issues from Seattle’s local arts periodical, The Town Crier, to our digital collections. The Town Crier was a weekly magazine focusing on Seattle’s news, arts and culture between 1910 and 1938. Over its lifetime, the paper included coverage of the work of individuals such as Frank Kunishige, Edward S. Curtis, Ella … Continue reading “New to our digital collections: Seattle’s Town Crier Newspaper”
Have you ever wanted to explore the history behind some of Seattle’s unique bungalow homes? This month we launched a new digital collection featuring the iconic Bungalow Magazine that lets you do just that. Bungalow Magazine was published in Seattle between 1912 and 1918 and features homes constructed in the Puget Sound region and other … Continue reading “Home for the Holidays”
On Saturday and Sunday, I had the pleasure of representing the Library at Historic Seattle’s Bungalow Fair, an annual gathering of enthusiasts of bungalows and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
I love craftsman bungalows. I love the open floor plans, the overhanging eaves with the knee braces, the porches with the pillars, the classic bungalow interior wall with a fireplace flanked by windows and built-in bookcases, the nooks and crannies, the stained glass, wood, stone and tile work, the sconces and the chandeliers. What’s not … Continue reading “Bungalow Nation”