Guest blogger: Sandie Smith
The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 led to some endings…and some beginnings. One of those endings was Seattle’s Chinatown neighborhood, which was destroyed by the fire.
But the Chinese immigrants, an industrious group who had already moved 1000’s of miles, simply moved again. Thus was born the International District. The buildings clearly represent a blending that was taking place among these people – a blending of American and Asian culture.
Join Norm Tjaden on Friday, Feb. 15 for a biking and walking tour of these mostly early 20th century buildings. Assuming there are no rainy, icy or snowy conditions that day, the ride will commence at Gas Works Park at 10 a.m. The route will include 25 miles of mostly flat terrain at a leisurely pace, as well as some walking miles through the district. You’ll want to pack a lock for your bike, walking shoes and, no doubt, a camera. The district is filled with many authentic international restaurants, so bring along money for lunch.
Got questions? Call Norm at (206)525-2366.