Power of Place Episode #18 | Brooklyn, Seattle - Adam Alsobrook

Have you ever wondered how the names of Seattle’s neighborhoods evolved over time? The University District, for instance, was once called Brooklyn. 

Join us in this episode with architectural historian Adam Alsobrook, AIA, who expertly reads old buildings, vintage neon signs, industrial history, archaic electrical systems, postcard collecting, masonic architecture, and the history of demolition. Adam suggests that historical preservation is often informed by race and class and calls for continued emphasis on the preservation of the histories of the working class and people of color.

“One person’s treasure is another person’s garbage.” - Adam Alsobrook