Lou Graham's Sporting House

Lou Graham's Sporting House (HMEVJ)

Location: Seattle, WA 98104 King County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 36.047', W 122° 19.829'

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— 1989 Washington State Centennial —

Lou Graham, Seattle's best known madam, opened her establishment on this site in 1888. Rebuilt in brick and expanded after the Great Fire in 1889, Graham's parlor became the most elegant of Seattle's bordellos during the city's rough pioneer era. Graham catered to the "carriage trade," entertaining government officials and members of Seattle's first families. Her many land holdings made her one of the most prosperous women of her time. On her death in 1903, her estate was given to the public schools of King County.

[Seal of the City of Seattle, 1869]
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HM NumberHMEVJ
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Year Placed1989
Placed ByHistoric Seattle, Museum of History and Industry, Pioneer Square Businesses, and King County
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 550326 N 5272147
Decimal Degrees47.60078333, -122.33048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 36.047', W 122° 19.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 36' 2.82" N, 122° 19' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)206, 425, 360, 253
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 221 S Washington St, Seattle WA 98104, US
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