Seattle-Fremont Branch

 

Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library (1921)

731 North 35th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Telephone: 206-684-4084

Web site: www.spl.org

Visiting hours:

1 to 8 pm
Monday & Tuesday;
10 am to 8 pm
Wednesday & Thursday;
10 am to 6 pm
Friday & Saturday;
closed Sunday

Nearby Heritage Sites

Please check Web sites for complete information, location and hours of operation.

Pike Place Market — Come see the famous flying fish at Seattle’s oldest continually operating farmer’s market, open since 1907.
www.pikeplacemarket.org/frameset.asp?flash=false

Space Needle and Seattle Center — Ride the elevator up to one of Seattle’s best viewpoints, and stroll the grounds of the Seattle Center, constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair. www.spaceneedle.com/ OR www.seattlecenter.com/

Seattle Asian Art Museum — Located in Volunteer Park, this 1930’s Art Moderne building originally housed Seattle Art Museum’s main collection, but now features its Asian Art collection. www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/visitSAAM.asp

University of Washington Campus — Founded in 1861, the UW campus has been located at this site since 1894. It was the site of the 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, and three structures from that event still stand on campus.
www.washington.edu/discovery/about.html OR
www.washington.edu/home/historical/

Parks
Volunteer Park — This park, dating from 1912 and developed by the Olmstead brothers, features the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Volunteer Park Conservatory. www.seattle.gov/PARKS/park_detail.asp?id=399

Olympic Sculpture Park — Maintained by the Seattle Art Museum, this park has spectacular views of Puget Sound and carries a wide range of the museum’s outdoor sculpture pieces. www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/osp/

Discovery Park — Located in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, Discovery Park is Seattle’s largest park, with astounding views of both the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. It was formerly a military base and still contains Fort Lawton, along with the tribally managed Daybreak Star Arts Center.
www.cityofseattle.net/parks/Environment/discovparkindex.htm

Gasworks Park — This park is the site of a 1907 gas works, and still has artifacts from that era. Located on the Burke-Gilman trail, it has extensive grounds with a stunning view of Lake Union and downtown Seattle.
www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=293

Historic Hotels
Sorrento Hotel — This Seattle landmark was built in 1908 and features exquisite exterior detailing and interior woodwork.
www.hotelsorrento.com

Westin Hotel — The first Westin Hotel in the world is in Seattle’s retail district. It was built in the 1940s and is the tallest in Seattle with 47 floors. It features stunning views from two landmark cylindrical towers. www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1055

Alexis Hotel — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the 1901 Globe Building, this building was remodeled as a boutique hotel in 1989. It is located just steps from the Pioneer Square Preservation District, Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. www.alexishotel.com/

Fairmont Olympic Hotel — Seattle’s premier hotel was built in stages between 1924 and 1929 around the older Metropolitan Theatre. The theatre was demolished in the 1950s to create a “motor entrance.” The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. www.fairmont.com/seattle

Historic Restaurants
Carnegie’s Restaurant — Located in the historic Ballard Carnegie Library, this restaurant features elegant fare in a unique setting. www.carnegiesrestaurant.com/

Ivar’s Acres of Clams — Located on Seattle’s waterfront in the historic Pier 54, this restaurant features northwest cuisine with Mediterranean influences.
http://ivars.net/index.php?page=locations_acres-of-clams

Ray’s Boathouse — Located at Shilshole Bay Marina in the Ballard neighborhood, Ray’s offers northwest seafood, with a fabulous view of Puget Sound. www.rays.com/new/

Tai Tung Restaurant — In operation since 1935, this restaurant is located in the heart of the International District at 655 South King Street, (206) 622-7372. Google Maps listing for Tai Tung Restaurant