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caption: Seattle Public Library central branch, 1914 (not the first iteration - that was in 1898 on the fifth floor of the Occidental Building in Pioneer Square).
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Seattle Public Library central branch, 1914 (not the first iteration - that was in 1898 on the fifth floor of the Occidental Building in Pioneer Square).
Credit: Flickr Photo/Seattle Municipal Archives (CC BY 2.0)/http://bit.ly/1WDlL39

Seattle's First Library Was Also Its First Counterculture

David Hyde travels back in time through the magic of radio with writer Knute Berger to the site of Seattle's first library.