In 1909, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was held at the University of Washington campus. It was the result of a 4-year effort and 10 million dollars in contributions. The Exposition marked the anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, and was used to demonstrate the growth and development of commercial trade within the Pacific Rim. Japan quickly agreed to participate and the event turned into a multicultural gathering welcoming over 80,000 people on its opening day. The revenues and funds from the Exposition brought new opportunity for the Montlake area; new roads, bridges, and parks were built.
If you love history, visit the Seattle Museum of History and Industry. This museum attracts 60,000 visitors annually, and has grown to be the largest privately owned heritage organization in Washington State. This museum captures the history of the Pacific Northwest, and specializes in many diverse cultural, social, and economic aspects.
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Small Apartment Buildings
Downtown 10-12 minutes
Eastside 15 minutes, 25-30 minutes in traffic
Montlake is a small neighborhood located just south across the Montlake Bridge from Husky stadium of the University of Washington. For those who wish to have one of the most convenient in-city locations to Bellevue and Kirkland on the Eastside in addition to quick Downtown access this may be your spot.
Located just off of SR 520, this established neighborhood is almost exclusively comprised of established single-family homes. You will find a mix of beautiful brick Tudor-style homes with early century craftsman and bungalow styled homes. There are very few apartment and townhome properties in this area but the single-family homes do periodically become available for rent.