Posts tagged with Worlds Fair Archives - Center Spotlight

Did You Know?

I started writing these did you knows several years ago to give readers a better sense of Seattle Center–beyond the events and activities we promote. We publish them on Sunday mornings, when you might have more time to take in the few paragraphs that attempt to tell the Center’s story. The… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

World’s Fair Master Plan The roots of master planning at Seattle Center stretch back to as early as the 1911 Bogue plan, which considered this area between downtown and Queen Anne for a civic center to serve as Seattle’s cultural gathering place. The Civic Auditorium (now McCaw Hall), ice arena… [ Keep reading ]

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As Seattle contemplated hosting a World’s Fair, Fair organizers created a plan to leave the World’s Fair site to the people of Seattle. In 1956, they successfully appealed to voters to pass a bond to fund a civic center and then worked with the City to appoint a committee to… [ Keep reading ]