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The Edgewood-Nyholm Windmill

12602741705_d5dbaf8396_b(1)The historic Edgewood-Nyhold Windmill, located at 2284 Meridian Avenue, Edgewood, was constructed in 1902. It was moved from its original location at Jovita Blvd and Meridian (SR-161) on August 24, 1980. At its original location of Nyhold Farms it provided water for his crops and his neighbors crops. Edgewood is one of Pierce County’s smaller cities with a population of under 10,000.

Seattle Asian Art Museum

9624773113_137b2023da_bSo, as a last hurrah before school started I wanted to go to the conservatory in Volunteer Park in Seattle. Dear husband and I parked the car and first wandered over to the dahlia garden. From there we spotted Seattle’s Asian Art Museum. Oh! We’ve been meaning to go there. It is a lovely, art deco building constructed in 1933 was originally occupied by the Seattle Art Museum until 1991 when they moved into their new downtown location. The property is a designated Seattle landmark. The space is open and I really liked most of the exhibits. We never did go to conservatory! Maybe next time. The museum’s website is here.

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Tonight we went to see an amazing dance performance at Stewart Middle School. Tacoma City Council voted Dec. 7 to approve a resolution placing Stewart Middle School (5010 Pacific Ave.) which was built in 1925 on the local register of historic places. Five other schools were placed on the register at the same time.


The school opened as James P. Stewart Intermediate School in honor of Tacoma’s first school teacher who served from 1869 to 1870. He was also the first mayor of Puyallup.  Two other Washington State schools are also named after him.  Roland Borhek was the school’s architect. He also designed the Rialto Theater in Tacoma. To see a photo of the school from 1926, go here http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/bldg1image.asp?j=4&o=4&n=22468&i=3762#text

According to the historic nomination form the building was constructed in the Neo-Classical Beaux Art style.