Volunteer Park

WaleskaL

Joined December 2008

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Unedited Unaltered, Straight from my 3x 7.1 Kodak Digital Camera. Any similarities with other similar works is pure coincidence since the model is very still.

Volunteer Park is a 48.3 acre (195,000 m²) park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, USA.

History

Volunteer Park was acquired by the city of Seattle for $2,000 in 1876 from J.M. Colman. In 1885 it was designated a cemetery, but two years later it was named “Lake View Park,” and the cemetery was developed on an adjacent plot of land (see Lake View Cemetery). The park then became known as “City Park.” In 1901, it was renamed “Volunteer Park” to honor the volunteers who served in the Spanish-American War. J. Willis Sayre, a Seattle theatre critic, journalist, and historian, who had fought in the war, had actively lobbied local officials to rename this park.

Features

The park includes a conservatory (a designated city landmark), completed in 1912; a water tower with an observation deck; a fenced-off reservoir; the Seattle Asian Art Museum (a designated city landmark); a statue of William H. Seward; and a sculpture, Black Sun, by Isamu Noguchi, as well as several meadows and picnic tables. The wading pool is operational in the summer months and operated daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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