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the macefield house

from edith macefield posted in literature by pete_nice

Edith Masefield was living in this small cottage in the fishing village of Ballard (near Seattle) when she was offered $1 million from developers to tear down her home to make room for a Lifetime Fitness and Trader Joe's. She refused the offer, and the "mixed-usage" commercial building engulfed the rest of the block, but her house defiantly remained.

As William Yardley at the New York Times put it: Ms. Macefield’s refusal to sell her house made the news more than once. In a city knotted over its shifting identity, she seemed a familiar face, old Seattle, vulnerable but resistant to the march of gentrification and blandness.

Edith Masefield spoke English, French, German and Italian. She was the cousin of Benny Goodman, and she played the clarinet and sax. She self-published a book that was 1,138 pages long called Where Yesterday Began un

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lakeview cemetery

from bruce lee, brandon lee posted in movies by crabapple

Both Bruce Lee and his son, Brandon Lee (The Crow), are buried in Lakeview Cemetery.

Bruce Lee died on July 20, 1973 of a cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) brought about by taking the medication Equagesic. He was 32 years old.

The martial arts icon was buried at lot 276 of Lakeview Cemetery. Pallbearers at his funeral on July 31, 1973 included Taky Kimura, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Chuck Norris, George Lazenby, Dan Inosanto, Peter Chin, and Lee's brother Robert.

Brandon Lee died of an accidental gunshot wound on March 31, 1993 in Wilmington, North Carolina, on the set of The Crow. He was 28 years old. The private funeral was held in Seattle on April 3, 1993.

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edison technical school (former)

from bruce lee posted in movies by crabapple

On Sept 3, 1959, Bruce Lee enrolled at the Edison Technical School to complete his high school equivalency. He graduated on December 2, 1960.

Today, the location is part of Seattle Central College.

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jun fan gung fu institute (former)

from bruce lee posted in movies by crabapple

Bruce Lee opened his first Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute at this address in Seattle in 1963. Lee lived in the back of this address during this time.

It was also at this time that Bruce Lee began taking an interest in one of his students, Linda Emery. Lee and Emery were married the following year in 1964.

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ruby chow restaurant (former)

from bruce lee posted in movies by crabapple

After getting in numerous fights with street gangs in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was sent by his parents back to America.

He arrived in 1959, and lived and worked at the Ruby Chow restaurant in Seattle. Ruby Chow was a restauranteur that became the first Asian American to serve on the King County Council (Seattle), where she served three terms.

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