Denny-Blaine: Exclusive Seattle neighborhood on Lake Washington



Denny-Blaine is a neighborhood in the Eastern end of Central Seattle on the Lake Washington waterfront.  Just South of Madison Park, this exclusive neighborhood is mostly made up of million-plus dollar homes on large lots.  The streets are immaculate and tree-lined, making it feel more like a park than an in-city neighborhood. 



Although there are a few modest cottages and homes in Denny-Blaine, the vast majority are historic, expansive, and meticulously maintained.    Denny-Blaine Park is a public space that was renovated in 2004.  It consists of 2 acres of land where Denny-Blaine Pl. meets Lake Washington.



The land for Denny-Blaine Park was donated to the City of Seattle by Charles Denny (son of Seattle pioneer Arthur Denny) and Elbert Blaine, who were also responsible for sub-dividing the neighborhood. 

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  • June 16 2009 - Denny - Blaine
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That's basically a great and informative piece, but I have a couple of quibbles:

I know you didn't really mean "exclusive," the way it was before the early 1950s, when specific racial and ethnic groups were "excluded" from the neighborhood.

And I think you have the "donation" part wrong; I think "donation" stems from the original Donation Land Act claim that Arthur Denny held for the property, and that the platting was the result of a partnership between two of Denny's sons and Elbert Blaine.

But the general theme is well-founded. Denny Blaine is a lovely neighborhood of stately homes, many with historic significance, and several that are actual landmarks.

 
 
  • August 20 2009
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