When asking where Seattle’s Millionaire’s Row went, the trite answer is “Starbucks for coffee.” But the honest answer is a bit more involved. Seattle’s original chic addresses hosted some of the country’s earliest industrial barons, but also stood the test of time. This House takes a good look at the Capitol Hill neighborhood and indeed finds that it didn’t go too far.

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Ray Dubicki is a stay-at-home dad and parent-on-call for taking care of general school and neighborhood tasks around Ballard. This lets him see how urbanism works (or doesn’t) during the hours most people are locked in their office. He is an attorney and urbanist by training, with soup-to-nuts planning experience from code enforcement to university development to writing zoning ordinances. He enjoys using PowerPoint, but only because it’s no longer a weekly obligation.