Tag Archives: Beacon Hill

Dozer’s Warehouse: To Be Demolished—a Last Hurrah but a First for Beacon Hill

Dozer’s Warehouse closes as Beacon Arts, Crick Lont, and collaborators show us what’s possible.

by Jessie McKenna

If you live in the South End, and even if you don’t, there’s a good chance you’ve heard rumors by now about an unlikely art gallery—a warehouse on Beacon Hill absolutely bursting with street art, sprawling, multi-wall-spanning murals, and art installations. If you haven’t heard and didn’t get a chance to see the glory of this remarkable project…I’m about to break your heart: Dozer’s Warehouse, a rare South Seattle treasure, held its “Last Hurrah” last Saturday and is now closed to the public for the final weeks Beacon Arts, caretakers of the space and partners in the establishment of Dozer’s Warehouse, inhabits the building. Continue reading Dozer’s Warehouse: To Be Demolished—a Last Hurrah but a First for Beacon Hill

Beyond the Classroom: Homework Help Programs in South Seattle Libraries Cater to ELL Students

by Megan Saunders

On an unusually sunny early April day, the Rainier Beach branch of the Seattle Public Library is bustling with young children hauling large backpacks into a glass-paned room. There is homework to be done. Continue reading Beyond the Classroom: Homework Help Programs in South Seattle Libraries Cater to ELL Students

Neighbors Collide Over Beacon Hill Intersection

by Will Sweger

An uninitiated pedestrian will find more than a few Seattle intersections daunting. The confluence of Columbian Way, Oregon Avenue, and 15th Avenue on Beacon Hill is one of those places. The arterial passage of Columbian Way, bearing heavy traffic heading to and from I-5, passes uncomfortably close to the traditional grid intersection of 15th and Oregon, leaving pedestrians and cyclists to navigate a network of crosswalks on the way to their destination. Continue reading Neighbors Collide Over Beacon Hill Intersection

Beacon Hill Community Rallies to Denounce Esther “Little Dove” John’s Displacement

by Will Sweger

In a room hastily converted from a day care center at the Jefferson Community Center, concerned Beacon Hill neighbors met Wednesday to discuss a new development forcing long-time resident Esther “Little Dove” John from her home. Continue reading Beacon Hill Community Rallies to Denounce Esther “Little Dove” John’s Displacement

Homeless Veterans Create Community Together on Beacon Hill

by Will Sweger 

The first homeless encampment I visited was in Iraq along a tributary of the Tigris River. My platoon was conducting a census of squatters living outside company housing for a nearby oil-processing facility.

The camps make for fertile recruiting grounds for people willing to perform a variety of tasks associated with insurgency. You could make quick cash digging a hole in a road for someone else to come along and slip a homemade bomb into. Continue reading Homeless Veterans Create Community Together on Beacon Hill

Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education

by Sharayah Lane

As the year comes to a close and the haze of an election filled with racism, sexism and xenophobia moves closer to an inaugural reality, walking into a freedom school is no doubt a revitalizing and liberating experience for south Seattle’s youth. Continue reading Freedom School Immerses Students in Liberation Education