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White Center: Did You Know...

...that in 1910 White Center was known as Seola? Most of us residents currently know Seola as the area surrounding Seola Beach Drive, which is off of SW 106th Street just before 31st Ave SW. There's also a Seola Park that is public, located where 35th Ave SW meets SW Marine View Drive.  Seola loosely translates in Spanish to "Know the Wave".

For the record, I do not claim to be the area historian(though I would love that title someday!); I actually learned this from the Greenbridge HOPE VI Project website.   Visit the website and learn all about this project, a mixed-income master planned community located near where the Park Lake Homes used to be, at 9839 8th Ave S.W.  This development includes a renovated community center, 8-unit apartment project that's Built Green, and open spaces including a plaza for concerts, picnics and play. 

There's also a diverse assortment of public art on display; you'll find a map  here, so that you can check out the locally made art and sculptures that enhance the grounds and the atmosphere at Greenbridge. 

Cheers!



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Comment balloon 0 commentsLisa Bosques • March 03 2008 02:05PM

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