The wall takes its name from the architect who designed it (Walter R. B. Wilcox). It was built as part of the work to create a Queen Anne Boulevard that would encircle the top of Queen Anne Hill and serve as an urban parkway for city dwellers to come up and enjoy.

While the Boulevard was never completed many parts of it are still in use as popular strolling/jogging routes.

While enjoying the Wilcox Wall don't miss the nearby Parsons Garden and Betty Bowen Viewpoint (with its stunning view of the Olympic Mountains).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER OF LANDINGS
Nine (on three stairways)

NUMBER OF STAIRS
785

LOCATION:
8th Ave. West at West Lee St.

PART OF CHAIN:
Not part of a Chain

DATE BUILT
1913-1915

STAIR TYPE:
CIP Concrete

DID YOU KNOW:
The Wilcox Wall is actually a big retaining wall that has a few stairs built into it.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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