An Evening with Paul Dorpat

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Date(s) - 05/18/2018
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Seattle First Church of the Nazarene (4401 2nd Ave NE)

Time: Program start time is 7:00 p.m., The Mosaic Coffeehouse directly below the church will be open for us at 6:00 p.m.
Admission: This event is free to members of Historic Wallingford. A nominal $5 will be charged at the door for non-members. Please RSVP below to assure your seating. Also, consider joining Historic Wallingford when you RSVP if you aren’t already a member.

Join us on Friday, 5/18 with our very own Wallingford legend, Paul Dorpat, for an evening of reminiscing over old photographs of the neighborhood and its characters.

Paul is the author of many richly illustrated books including Seattle, Now & Then; Seattle Waterfront: An Illustrated History; and Washington, Then & Now; and has been writing the Now & Then column for the Pacific NW magazine for more than three decades. He is one of three founders of and, in 2001, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild. Read his blog at

Paul has requested that Historic Wallingford post dozens of images and animations from his collection that he plans to discuss for a collaborative presentation. He invites us all to participate in “captioning” the photos below for the event.  Use captions in order to guess where or what the photos are actually about. 

Use the photo carousel below to view some selected photos from Paul’s collection.  Double click on any particular photo to go to a full screen view where you can then comment directly on each photo.  You can move right or left in the carousel to move to the next photo.  If you are unable to comment online, feel free to just bring your comments to the event itself.

See this page to view animations of Paul’s Wallingford Walks.

To RSVP:  If you are a current 2018 member, log-in first using the site’s navigation in the bottom right, then return to this page to get your ticket.

If you aren’t a current member, register for membership first ahead of time and then return to this event page to RSVP.

If you would prefer to not be a Historic Wallingford member, you can still RSVP non-member $5.00 tickets below, or alternatively at the door, based upon availability.

[Update] A video recording of the event from May, 2018 below!


Bookings are closed for this event.