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Seattle’s Denny Regrade Virtual Walk!
September 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On this virtual walk, we will explore (with noted author David B. Williams) Seattle’s most famous land alteration project: the complete removal of a hill in the downtown area. Through a series of illustrations, maps, and historic photos,
we’ll virtually cover about 1.5 miles, circumnavigating the old hill in
the area known as the Denny Regrade where Amazon’s campus is now
located. Along the walk, we’ll learn about how and why early Seattleites undertook this audacious and ambitious project, which they completed between 1897 and 1930. We’ll also see clues in the landscape that allow you to visualize Denny Hill as well as see historic images
to better understand the story.
Tickets are only $10 each, with 50% of all proceeds to benefit Feet First, Washington’s only statewide pedestrian advocacy group. Get your ticket here:
David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide. He is also Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum. His award-winning book “Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography” explores the unprecedented engineering projects that shaped Seattle during the early part of the twentieth century. Williams’s next book, “Homewaters: A
Human and Natural History of Puget Sound”, will be published in Spring