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Fremont Fireside Chat: The Industrial Evolution of Fremont

January 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fremont Fireside Chat: The Industrial Evolution
of Fremont

A talk with Suzie Burke, of Fremont Dock Co

Fremont – Seattle, WA:  On Saturday, January 20th, at 2p, the Fremont Fireside Chat series of free, live presentations takes place at the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library (731 N 35th St.)  This time out, hear from Suzie Burke, property manager of one of the single largest industrial properties in Fremont, about the present state of industrial lands, at the Center of the Universe, and how we got here.

For decades, Burke worked with her father, J.R. Burke.  Early in the 20th century, her father purchased land under the Fremont Bridge for his company, Burke Millwork.  After decades as a sashanddoor factory, Burke Millwork transformed into the Burke Industrial Center and then, father and daughter together land-leased the property for the Quadrant Lake Union Center.

From her personal experience, as well as from stories told by her father and his contemporaries, Suzie Burke can speak on how the Fremont industrial zone has evolved over the last century.  Come learn about our changes in the past, and potential plans for the future.

Fremont Fireside Chats are one-hour programs about the historand/or culture of our community, hosted by one of Fremont’s foremost sources for information – Kirby Laney, of Fremocentrist.com. These presentations delve, live and in-person, into what makes Fremont the freaky, friendly, fun, fantastic and phenomenal place that we all know it to be. Please join us for this FREE presentationand the following question-and-answer session, on Jan 20th.  Find more information, and RSVP, at https://www.facebook.com/events/138490526835316/

  • Athe Fremont Branch Library, 731 N 35th St
  • Saturday, January 20th2018 at 2p
  • Free, and appropriate for all ages
  • Produced in partnership with the Seattle Public Library
  • For more information, contact [email protected] or 206632-3170


January 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Seattle Public Library Fremont Branch
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