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hellachans Oct 7, 2009 8:05 PM

Hoquiam, WA
 
Since I'm feeling ambitious today, I think that I'll show you guys Grays Harbor County's second city - Hoquiam (pronounced Ho-Kwee-Uhmm). Hoquiam has a population of a little over 9,000 and borders Aberdeen to the Northwest.

What I found quite strange about Hoquiam is that while Aberdeen appears to have replaced many of its older public buildings with uglier and less urban modern ones, Hoquiam has left the grand public buildings and kept them up while letting the downtown decay. It's an odd contrast, but I guess it does make sense that these two cities that have a friendly rivalry going on would take completely opposite strategies. Hoquiam appeared more derelict than Aberdeen, but its prosperous history was much more apparent.

I'll begin with the 7th Street Theatre:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3431/...9b0f23b7_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/...35022dd4_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3439/...0a4502d1_b.jpg

The American Veterans Building
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/...ee5b66f7_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/...aa3c37f9_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2641/...470f9c0e_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2642/...c1615c5f_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3438/...78c4a316_b.jpg

The Elks Hall
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2427/...c1fa3c5f_b.jpg

Emerson Manor
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2458/...cb6d5fa2_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/...f883cf3d_b.jpg

City Hall
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/...1def66e5_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/...294c767e_b.jpg

Hoquiam Depot
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2589/...5fd5ae1d_b.jpg

Hoquiam's Post Office (Bigger than Aberdeen's)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3435/...154ee025_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/...cfa0c88f_b.jpg

The Masonic Hall
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/...b43a705d_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/...4befdaa4_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2623/...44222049_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2599/...1868d35e_b.jpg

US Bank
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/...2e91fb91_b.jpg

The VFW Hall
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/...07505d53_b.jpg

Timberland Libraries - Hoquiam Branch (An extended Carnegie Library)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2451/...6e0c9463_b.jpg

Saron Lutheran Church
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2543/...d3c949e0_b.jpg

Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/...46837683_b.jpg

First Baptist Church
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2539/...d4eedeb9_b.jpg

An old church (I believe it was Episcopal, but I don't know for certain)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2551/...e6021f9f_b.jpg

The United Methodist Church
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/...fa9427f9_b.jpg

Immanuel Baptist Church
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/...aa5a0473_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2589/...7f1fac7a_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/...04f4a550_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3467/...c9045586_b.jpg

Alright, well that's all I got of Hoquiam!
Thanks for viewing!

stepper77 Oct 8, 2009 12:05 AM

Hoquiam has a couple of nice buildings. Thanks for sharing!

softee Oct 8, 2009 10:23 PM

Thanks, it's nice to see what some of these towns look like.

seaskyfan Oct 9, 2009 3:39 AM

Thanks for the photos - great to see the Grays Harbor cities on here.

Next stop Elma?

hellachans Oct 9, 2009 7:13 AM

You read my mind, I'll post Elma in a couple of days or so.


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