Tag Archives: Port Townsend

NW Snapshots: Victorian Amenities at Fort Worden

I love big, beautiful, Victorian-era houses. They usually have so much more architectural detail than homes built today. So you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across this little beauty in the dining room of a house used by officers at Fort Worden near Port Townsend, WA. Continue reading

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A Scottish Castle in Fort Worden

Alexander’s Castle is a fairy tale residence built of red brick with a crenelated tower. It was designed and built by John B. Alexander for love of a woman . . . though the woman in question never set foot across the threshold. Continue reading

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Paradise by Laurie Allyn

Laurie Allyn, also known as Didi Pierce, sang ballads and torch songs in Chicago jazz clubs during the 1950’s. She also performed at the Crystal Palace in St. Louis, MO. Discovered in 1957 by jazz producer Red Clyde, Paradise is her one and only album. Continue reading

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