Seattle’s forgotten Stanley Cup Championship
Feliks Banel | March 24, 2017 8:33 amFestivities will mark the centennial of one of the most auspicious events in Seattle sports history. And it has nothing to do with the Seahawks…
Ornate hidden past of Seattle Center’s ‘orphan’ arena quietly being demolished
Feliks Banel | March 22, 2017 6:43 amWhat’s hidden behind the brick wall of the 'orphan' arena in Seattle Center quietly being demolished? Nobody seems to know for sure.
Sidewalk artifact is relic of forgotten Seattle company
Feliks Banel | March 19, 2017 10:12 amThousands of people walk over the more than 110-year-old manhole cover between Second and Third avenues that is a reminder of a forgotten Seattle company.
St. Patrick Cemetery: Little patch of Ireland on the edge of the Kent Valley
Feliks Banel | March 17, 2017 5:44 amSeattle historian Feliks Banel discovers a green gem from Ireland in the heart of the Kent Valley -- the St. Patrick Cemetery.
Civil War General George McClellan failed in the Cascades
Feliks Banel | March 15, 2017 8:03 am155 years ago this week – George McClellan was demoted by President Abraham Lincoln; McClellan had failed before in the Cascades.
Family’s objections responsible for naming Gas Works Park
Feliks Banel | March 12, 2017 1:00 pmThe possibility of 'hooliganism' played a role in Gas Works Park getting its name, according to Rich Haag, arguably the most influential living landscape architect…
People Power created Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail
Feliks Banel | March 8, 2017 6:10 amWith the route for the final “missing link” to the Burke-Gilman Trail announced last month, it’s worth looking back nearly 50 years at how a…
Saving collection led to naming of Douglass-Truth Library
Feliks Banel | March 4, 2017 6:13 amA branch of the Seattle Public Library is named after two African-American icons who never set foot in the Pacific Northwest. The Douglass-Truth Library is…
Remembering the ghost towns of Seattle baseball
Feliks Banel | March 1, 2017 6:31 amFor years, the Mariners have set up shop in Peoria, Arizona. But go back 90 years or so, and spring training for Seattle’s pro baseball…
The Seattle street named for two Roosevelts
Feliks Banel | February 27, 2017 5:08 amSeattle historian Feliks Banel explains how a busy thoroughfare in North Seattle came to be named for Roosevelt ... twice.