• The Volunteer Park water tower and its 107 steps to the top for panoramic views of the city.
• “Millionaires’ Row” runs from 14th Avenue East from East Prospect Street (at Volunteer Park) south to East Roy Street. These are splendid streets of conspicuous wealth derived from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
• St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Spanish baroque influenced, was dedicated in 1907 and underwent an interior renovation in 1994.
• Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E. Pike St, one of the city’s most vital religious sites.
• St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E. dedicated in 1931, and anchors the north end of the hill.
• Loveless Building, where Roy Street meets Broadway, is an architectural grace note. Olivar restaurant, originally the Russian Samovar restaurant which opened in 1931, many incarnations ago, still has the old murals painted by Vladimir Shkurkin depicting scenes from a Pushkin fairy tale. Next door KOBO is an elegant little shop featuring Japanese artisan crafts.
Volunteer Park water tower
• Next door to the Loveless Building stand the sober-faced D. A. R. headquarters. Nearby at 750 Belmont check out what is considered the first luxury apartment house designed by Frederick William Anhalt. This is all part of the Harvard-Belmont Landmark District.
• Lake View Cemetery, 10th Avenue East and East Galer Street, is the resting place of many of Seattle’s big names, including city pioneers like Arthur Denny, plus Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, and Bruce and Brandon Lee. A cemetery map is available at the offices across the street from the main entrance on 15th Avenue East. www.lakeviewcemeteryassociation.com
• Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave. A major player in Seattle’s civil rights movement, Rev. Samuel B. McKinney served as pastor here and was the “conscience of Seattle,” for more than four decades. A granite sculpture by renowned artist James W. Washington Jr, “The Oracle of Truth” stands outside.