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Begun in 1892 by Port Townsend pioneer Joseph A. Kuhn, this building represented the latest ideas of the time in architecture. Construction was directed by Jonas Guise, then the best known contractor in the area. Bricks came from the yards of Eise…
Commemorating Capt. George Vancouver's discovery, landing & naming of Port Townsend in honor of the Marquis of Townshend, May 7, 1792.
Donated Dec 1, 1986, by the DeLeo Family, residents of Port Townsend since 1883.
This is the last remaining
wooden fire bell tower in the
Port Townsend's Fire Bell Tower is a 75-foot wooden structure built in 1890 to hold a 1,500 pound brass bell and the city's new $900 fire engine.
The ringing bell ra…
For more than 50 years, the bell was used to call volunteer fire fighters to their posts. It is the only known tower of its kind in the United States. It was restored in 2003 by the Jefferson County Historical Society and the City of Port Townsend…
The temperate rain forest is dominated by Sitka spruce. Except where it penetrates valley such as the Hoh, the Sitka spruce grows along a narrow coastal strip from northern California to Alaska.
High rainfall, fog, and ocean-moderated temperat…