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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1916 Seattle was a hotbed of sin when 2 officers were killed

In the early part of the century, police headquarters was part of a patchwork of buildings nicknamed Katzenjammer Castle on Third Avenue between Yesler Way and Jefferson Street. The city bought the building and added onto it to accommodate a courthouse and jail as well as City Hall. In 1916, City Hall moved to the County-City Building on the site of the present King County Courthouse.