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Highland Drive Parkway

Address: 165 Highland Dr, 98109
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Queen Anne Hill was first named Eden by Thomas Mercer, who was certain hed found the Promised Land. Then it was named Gaier Hill because Jacob Gaier and his family lived on the hilltop. Later it became known for its Queen Anne architecture. Queen Anne Avenue was known as Temperance Way during Prohibition Days because only a sober man would be able to drive up and down it.

(Edited from the files of Don Sherwood, 1916-1981, Park Historian.)

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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