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Who built local sidewalks? The concrete stamps tell the story

PhinneyWood and MyGreenLake reader Dru posed a question to both blogs recently: What’s the deal with the worn “Geo Hansen” stamp he’s seen on several local sidewalks in both neighborhoods?

Our friends at MyGreenLake were so intrigued they spent hours trying to track down the information, and finally did, thanks to a lot of help from Seattle Public Library librarians. The short answer? George Hansen was the man who constructed those sidewalks, at the turn of the last century. For the long answer, read MyGreenLake’s full post.