The first buiding on the ancient Indian plot meets its fate...
The massive amount of print brochures, flyers, literature, deeds, files and blueprints
along with a ton of moonshine made Washington Territorial Colleges' City Planning
School a literal tinderbox of fuel when the great fire of 1889 hit.
The College optimistically looked to the future with a redesigned brick school for
its groundbreaking Mining and Precious Ore Extraction program six years later.
But for a full year following the blaze Dean Wormer declared all of WTC a no kegger zone.
He later died in a bizarre butter churning "accident."

Photo courtesy of the Seattle Histrical Society Department of Floods, Fires and Parking