National Geographic : 1933 Feb
© National Geographic Society Natural Color Photograph by Asahel Curtis THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON REARS TUDOR-GOTHIC GRANDEUR WHERE 50 YEARS AGO WAS VIRGIN FOREST Seattle offers no finer view than that northward from Capitol Hill. In the foreground is the upper end ofLake Union, with the Seattle Yacht Club on a spit of land at the right. The Lake Washington ship canal passes between the peninsula and the campus. Beyond the college buildings remains inviolate a strip of the timber that once clothed the whole eminence; and on the skyline,90miles away, Mount Baker lifts itssnowy summit (see Color Plate XIV).