Welcome! I’m your guide as we explore the different neighborhoods that make up the Pacific Northwest. We’ll discover hidden gems and I’ll introduce you to the people that live here. Every month I’ll showcase a different neighborhood. For my first article I symbolically chose to write about the place where Seattle also received its start – Alki.
In the fall of 1851 a group of settlers known as the Denny Party made their way to the Puget Sound. They staked their claim on Alki Point. Within a year it was decided that the area now known as Pioneer Square would work better as a port, and to make a long story short, the rest is history.
Many of our familiar street names (that we have no choice but to stare at while stuck in traffic) have come from the names of those in the Denny Party: Boren, Bell and of course, Denny.