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Mr Monkey in Seattle, 31st January

"The bus will be here soon, you know"

Mr Monkey waiting for a bus on Second Avenue Mr Monkey looking down Second Avenue towards the Dexter Horton Building

Mr Monkey planned to spend Wednesday in Tacoma, so he scurried down to Second Avenue to wait for the Sound Transit Express Bus 594. While he was waiting for the bus, he amused himself by looking down Second Avenue at the Dexter Horton Building. Dexter Horton came to Seattle in 1853, accidentally became the first banker in the city, and owned the first store to be built and occupied after the great 1889 fire.

You can read about the Dexter Horton building at the Dexter Horton Building website and about Mr Horton himself at the Seattle Post Intelligencer website.

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