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Exploring First Hill

Seattle Tourist Attractions--Seattle's Beautiful Neighborhoods

 

John Alden Apartments

The historic John Alden Apartments

 

First Hill is a small section of Seattle sandwiched between the Capitol Hill area and downtown.  It was one of the early residential areas of Seattle and the residents erected large homes, social clubs, and churches.  Over time, the residential feel of the area was transformed as the homes were torn down and replaced by medical buildings. The area is called "Pill Hill" because of the cluster of medical clinics and the three large hospitals that now dominate the First Hill landscape. 

First Hill has several areas of beauty and interest for the Seattle explorer.  It is home to the lovely Seattle University,  a nice art museum, impressive historic churches,  and a small but lovely residential area.


 

First Hill Detailed Map

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Seattle University

 

Seattle University Dale Chihuly Installation

 

This Catholic university is sited on 50 acres and it features peaceful and attractive landscaping.  It is worth a stroll to enjoy its landscaping.  It also has a spectacular Dale Chihuly installation in the Albers Business School Building.

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Chapel of St. Ignatius

Chapel of St. Ignatius

 

One of the architectural gems in Seattle is this ethereal chapel located on the Seattle University campus. The dreamlike glow of sunlight from its colored glass windows is ethereal.

 

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St. James Cathedral

St James Cathedral

 

 

St. James Cathedral is a joy to explore.  It has several outstanding architectural highlights and beautiful religious art.

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Frye Art Museum

 

Frye Art Museum

 

The Frye Art Museum is a small but interesting museum that has a nice permanent collection and continually hosts exhibitions. 

 

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Sorrento Hotel

Sorrento Hotel

 

This is a small, historic hotel that features lovely terra cotta ornamentation and has an impressive dark, paneled lobby.

 

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Distinctive Residences

 

Stimson-Green House

 

First Hill features several lovely historic mansions, apartment buildings, and condominiums with distinctive architecture and attractive landscaping that make walking around the area a pleasure. 

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