— 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.
|Placed By||Historic Seattle, Museum of History and Industry, Pioneer Square Businesses, and King County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10T E 550326 N 5272147|
|Decimal Degrees||47.60078333, -122.33048333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 47° 36.047', W 122° 19.829'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||47° 36' 2.82" N, 122° 19' 49.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||206, 425, 360, 253|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 221 S Washington St, Seattle WA 98104, US|
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