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Historic Des Moines Landmark Amazing Site For Poverty Bay Wine Festival

Historic Des Moines Landmark Amazing Site For Poverty Bay Wine Festival

There are dozens of reasons to come down to the 7th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, which runs this coming weekend (March 4-6th), from the 23 local wineries, various food vendors, local beer samplings,... [Read more]

Historic Burien Cabin Burns Down; Was Malfunctioning Fire Hydrant To Blame?

Historic Burien Cabin Burns Down; Was Malfunctioning Fire Hydrant To Blame?

Tuesday night (Nov. 9), around 8:30pm, an old cedar cabin located on the north end of Maplewild Ave SW in Burien, burned to the ground. Part of the reason it was a total loss may be because after initially... [Read more]

Found, Historic 1927 Map To Seattle Garage Mentions ‘Hi-Line Highway’

Found, Historic 1927 Map To Seattle Garage Mentions ‘Hi-Line Highway’

BTB Reader Rob Ketcherside sent us an email Tuesday, along with a photo of a recent historic find he made that references the “Hi-Line Highway” to Burien. It’s a map printed in 1927 to... [Read more]

Historic George Tsutakawa Fountain Re-installed At Burien Library

Historic George Tsutakawa Fountain Re-installed At Burien Library

After being held high and dry in storage since June 2009, the historic George Tsutakawa fountain is dripping again, having been re-installed to the interior of Burien’s main library. The fountain, previously... [Read more]

Sponsored PostFor Sale: Journey Through Burien’s History In Lakefront Craftsman Estate

For Sale: Journey Through Burien’s History In Lakefront Craftsman Estate

We’d like to welcome our latest Advertiser: Coldwell Banker Danforth, who is selling a historic home on Lake Burien. They’d like our Readers to know about this historic property, so here’s... [Read more]

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is Friday; Here Are More Photos

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is Friday; Here Are More Photos

“Images of America: Three Tree Point,” a locally-written book we’ve previously reported on, has finally been released and will be on sale for just $20 each at a book-signing party at... [Read more]

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is March 12th At The Tin Room

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is March 12th At The Tin Room

As we previously reported, “Images of America: Three Tree Point,” a locally-written book about one of Burien’s historic waterfront neighborhoods, is being released Monday (March 8th),... [Read more]

REVIEW: From Drive-In To Dive-In, It’s The Barrel Tavern

REVIEW: From Drive-In To Dive-In, It’s The Barrel Tavern

by Gina Bourdage The term “dive bar” conjures up negative images of dark, smoky, smelly taverns, shady staff and questionable menus full of deep fried mystery food. Burien’s Barrel Tavern... [Read more]

PHOTO: Burien Resident’s View Of Inauguration

PHOTO: Burien Resident’s View Of Inauguration

Here’s a photo sent to use by Burien resident Bob, an Englishman who has been filing reports for us from Washington, DC, where he attended the Inauguration of Barack Obama: This is the view Bob had... [Read more]

EXCLUSIVE: Burien Resident Reports From The Inauguration

EXCLUSIVE: Burien Resident Reports From The Inauguration

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob is an Englishman who lives in Burien who is in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration of President Obama. Previously, we posted his eyewitness account of election night, and are... [Read more]

PHOTO: Rare Artifact Price Tag From “Bells Of Burien”

PHOTO: Rare Artifact Price Tag From “Bells Of Burien”

Courtesy BTB Reader Maureen Hoffman comes this interesting artifact from days gone by – an old price tag from a long-gone store called “Bell’s of Burien” which used to exist where... [Read more]

Remodeled Bison Creek Pizza & Pub Opens Sat. Oct. 11th

Remodeled Bison Creek Pizza & Pub Opens Sat. Oct. 11th

Burien’s historic Bison Creek Pizza has been remodeled, and will re-open this Saturday as Bison Creek Pizza & Pub! The grand re-opening starts at Noon and goes until 2am. One reason we’re... [Read more]

New Videos Of Restored Miss Burien Hydroplane In Action

New Videos Of Restored Miss Burien Hydroplane In Action

Hard to believe, but at one time the city of Burien had its very own mascot hydroplane, the aptly-named Miss Burien. She never won a race, but for a scrappy boat on a relatively low budget, she was pretty... [Read more]

Exclusive:Hand Drawn Map Of Three Tree Point Discovered

Exclusive:Hand Drawn Map Of Three Tree Point Discovered

Fred Freitag, current owner of what was once the Three Tree Point Store, discovered a very interesting and historic hand-drawn map of the area in the basement of his house, which he has exclusively shared... [Read more]

Historic “Seike Garden” Video Premieres On Burien TV Tonight At 7pm

Historic “Seike Garden” Video Premieres On Burien TV Tonight At 7pm

Courtesy Michael Lafreniere of Burien Parks: A video about the historic “Seike Garden” is scheduled to play tonight (Thursday 2/7) at 7pm on Burien TV. Repeats will play as follows:Friday... [Read more]