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West Seattle’s friendly ghosts

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:

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Friendy ghosts of West Seattle


The SW Seattle Historical Society held it’s annual Halloween Gala on October 31st at Salty’s on Alki. The event benefits the Log House Museum in West Seattle. Festivities included brunch, speakers, silent auction and most entertainingly – six ghosts of West Seattle’s past.
Putting in ghostly appearances from our past (from right to left)
Amelia Lowe – one of our founding family members
Katherine Smith – founder of the Alki Suffragettes Club
Nellie Curtis – Famous ‘madame’ who vacationed with her family on Alki
Joseph Stanley – of Curiosity Shoppe fame
Frances Farmer – movie star
Richard Hugo – Writer and Poet of White Center

To see photos from the event click here!