Monday, February 14, 2011

Fort Lawton, Discovery Park , Seattle

I  Have been learning much about the illustrious past of some of Seattle's first official cemeteries.
The early pioneers moved alot even when dead.
 Heading to discovery Park well I have learned something about Historic preservation after having visited and researched Fort Lawton and it's post life.
seems to be no real laws dictating the maintenance of historically preserved places.
National Trust style charity to maintain - not like in ole Blighty.
here at ex fort Lawton most the buildings are meant to be maintained externally.

 Now I have found out that is not happening.
Fort Lawton was also in 1944 the home of the largest and longest court martial
see article at wiki here: wiki Fort Lawton Riot
more detailed information at :http://www.jackhamann.com/lawton.html

Seattle redevelopment of Fort Lawton
History Link
More redevelopment news at Magnolia Voice
Seattle.gov info on Historic District
Then there was the Fort Lawton Takeover led by Jane Fonda?!
Vitage Seattle.ORG
Google timeline