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Face of a large 19th century Victorian building with beautiful arched windows and intricate, classic detailing in classic black-and-white. Photographed in the charming town of Port Townsend, Washington, located in Jefferson County, at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula on the north shore of Washington. The population of Port Townsend is approximately nine thousand. Its area is about nine square miles, some of which is water.
In addition to its natural scenery, Port Townsend is known for the many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th-century heyday. The Port Townsend Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. By the late 19th century, Port Townsend was a well-known seaport, very active and banking on the future. Many homes and buildings were built during that time, with most of the architecture ornate Victorian.
With the other Puget Sound ports growing in size, Port Townsend saw a rapid decline in population when the Northern Pacific Railroad failed to connect the city to the eastern Puget Sound city of Tacoma. By the late 1890s, the boom was over. Without the railroad to spur economic growth, the town shrank and investors looked elsewhere to make a good return.
Since the 1970s new residents, including many retirees, have moved to town. The waterfront retail district has restaurants, services, and tourist destinations. (Wikipedia)
Copyright 2012-13 Connie Steitz Fox. All Rights Reserved. Shot with a Canon A630, hand-held with available light and converted to black-and-white. You will also find sepia and color versions in this album. Please note that the watermark will not appear on your finished image or greeting cards. Its purpose is to deter online theft, which can be traced. I welcome your votes and comments!
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