Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Where's It Wednesday—XXXIX

Where in Seattle is this?

Somewhere in Seattle... but where?

Answer next week.

Details on the weekly Where's It Wednesday puzzle here.
Other weeks' puzzles here.
Answer to last week's puzzle, after the jump.

The photo from last week is of the statue of Chief Sealth (Seattle) near the intersection of Denny Way and 5th Avenue. The monorail track is visible in the background in the (somewhat crummy) picture I took with my cell phone from the window of a passing bus.

The Chief stands on a pedestal in what is apparently known as Tilikum Place, a tiny paved park near the 5 Point Cafe, famous (perhaps) for one of the more unabashed marketing taglines in the city.

Statue of Seattle's Chief Sealth raising his arm in greeting with the Space Needle behind him

The sculpture is on the National Register of Historic Places:
Local sculptor James Wehn created this meticulously researched bronze statue of Chief Sealth raising his right arm in greeting. Below the statue is a granite pedestal with two bronze bear head ornaments and a plaque reading "Seattle, Chief of the Suquamish, a firm friend of the whites, for whom the city of Seattle was named by its founders." Myrtle Loughery, Chief Sealth's great-great granddaughter, unveiled the finished sculpture on Founder's Day, November 13, 1912.
A great picture of the original 1912 dedication almost a century ago. And in 1936.

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