• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1926~
  • Description
  • Among the earliest settlers in the late 1800s was Swedish-American immigrant August Lovgren. After leaving his native Sweden and working as a carpenter in several mid-western communities, Lovgren arrived in Seattle just after the Great Fire of 1889. He invested money he had earned as a carpenter in a mill site at Preston. After a rough start during economic hard times in the 1890s, the mill began to prosper, and Lovgren was able to build an el... more
    Among the earliest settlers in the late 1800s was Swedish-American immigrant August Lovgren. After leaving his native Sweden and working as a carpenter in several mid-western communities, Lovgren arrived in Seattle just after the Great Fire of 1889. He invested money he had earned as a carpenter in a mill site at Preston. After a rough start during economic hard times in the 1890s, the mill began to prosper, and Lovgren was able to build an elegant home surrounded by landscaped grounds. The mill and logging operation were built next to the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway that twisted through Snoqualmie Pass on the way to Seattle. The Preston Mill, located within rock-throwing distance of what is now heavily traveled Interstate 90, was to become one of the powerful forces in carving out the future of the area. The mill drew hundreds of families to Preston and Fall City, most of them of Swedish descent. Preston Baptist Church was founded by mill owner August Lovgren. So... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2003