Hello Blogosphere!

Ca. 1930s Seattle Chamber of Commerce promotional pamphlet / Collection of Eugenia Woo

Historic Seattle finally enters the blogging world through MAin2. The name draws inspiration from an old Seattle telephone exchange name—MAin. Telephone exchange names were used over fifty years ago when the all-numeric phone number we know today didn’t exist. Downtown phone numbers started with “MA.” Ballard was “SU” or SUnset; West Seattle was “WE” or WEst; and Capitol Hill was “EA” or EAst. Our telephone number is 622-6952, or MA2-6952. Hence, MAin2.

MAin2 strives to become the pulse on preservation in Seattle and around Puget Sound. Whether you’re a preservation professional, a grassroots activist, a history or architecture buff, or someone interested in creating livable and sustainable communities, here’s your chance to tell us about what’s important in your community. Submit your blog entry and we’ll consider posting it.

Welcome to MAin2!

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3 Responses to “Hello Blogosphere!”


  1. 1 Deersin January 14, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I’d like to see us use this blog as a place for compiling a list of ‘buildings, objects & sites of interest.’ I carefully chose the term to avoid ‘buildings, objects & sites in peril.’ I have no real standards and wouldn’t like for there to be any. That can come later if HS or other orgs learns of a need to take action. High style, low style, elegant or plain, famous architect or infamous one, it really doesn’t matter except that I like the places, go by them all the time and would other people to be aware of them just in case they need landmark status or other activity to assure their survival.

    My primary goal is to create a way for Historic Seattle members and the general public to become actively engaged in preservation awareness in their neighborhood and other zones of activity. Call it a form of advocacy.

    Here are two buildings for starters:

    US Plywood building east of the Ballard Bridge.
    Magnolia Elementary School on 28th W.

    I’d be happy to moderate this list for HSPDA.

  2. 2 Jodee Fenton January 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    This promises to be a particularly interesting blog for those of us with history and preservation on our minds. Thank you for putting it all together and best wishes for grand success!
    Jodee Fenton, Special Collections, Seattle Public Library

  3. 3 Lisbeth January 9, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Great new blog! I look forward to following all things Historic Seattle. Plus, looks like there will be some great fun along the way. Cheers!


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The writers who post entries on MAin2 represent various views and opinions. The blog posts do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Historic Seattle.

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