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Initial improvements to construct what is now W. Prospect St. began in 1890. Olympic Place was named for the mountain range that can be seen from here across Puget Sound. Mt. Olympus was named in the 1780’s by Captain John Mears in honor of the Macedonian peak famous in Greek mythology as the abode of Zeus and his court of 12 deities. Captain George Vancouver extended the name to “Olympic Mountain Range”.
To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.
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