The Log House Museum held it’s annual fundraiser at Salty’s on Alki this past weekend. Guests came in costume to partake of a scrumptious brunch and meet several ‘ghosts’ from West Seattle’s past. Do you know who they are?
Left to Right:
O.T. Frasch, famous photographer who took many well-known photographs of West Seattle. He was portrayed
by Alan Peterson, a member of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society Executive Board.
Frederick Schmitz, an immigrant from Germany with his wife Emma, a banker, restaurant owner who donated
the land which is now Schmitz Park to the city. He was portrayed by Peder Nelson, a student in the
museum studies program at the University of Washington.
Helen Madison, Olympic medalist swimmer who gave swimming lessons at the Natatorium. She was portrayed
by Brandi Carlson, a volunteer at the Log House Museum.
William Latimer, a mystery pioneer. Latimer was a relative of the Seattle Dennys who scouted the
Duwamish Peninsula in 1852, a year before the Alki landing party arrived. Latimer was portrayed by
Andrew Harris, great-grandson of David and Louisa Denny.
Here is a link to all the photos: http://www.gailannphotography.com/SWSHSFundraiser2010/