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During the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the Lake Washington water’s edge was a place for sunbathing and to celebrate the docking of a replica of a Norwegian Viking ship. With the cutting of the Lake Washington Ship Canal in 1916, the water level of the lake dropped and the University of Washington developed the land for a stadium, golf course, and canoe house. A number of buildings have been added since then, including Hec Edmundson Pavilion, the Intramural Athletics building, and a variety of facilities to accommodate University of Washington growth.
Chip Lydum, Associate Director of Athletics, Capital Projects and Operations, University of Washington Athletics, and Dave Torrell, unofficial “curator” of Husky sports, will share the development history of the east campus from its early years to the most recent reconstruction of Husky Stadium. They will lead a guided tour of two historic structures: Bebb & Gould’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion (1926) and the shell house, a World War I seaplane hangar where George Pocock fabricated the shell whose fame has been raised by the best-selling publication, Boys in the Boat. We complete our tour at the Conibear Shell House, a Miller-Hull remodel re-opened in 2005 that houses Husky shells on the ground floor and a view dining room where the famous 1936 Yankee Clipper is suspended from the ceiling.
Photo: Shell House, University of Washington / Credit: Larry Kreisman