The very beginning of our city of Seattle was in 1851. Only six short weeks after the Arthur Denny party made their historic landing from the small schooner known as The Exact, it was Christmas time. Arthur’s younger brother David, along with a man named John Low, actually walked up from Oregon to scout out our area and return to Arthur to give him the news.
Up until Christmas of 1851 there was a “lean-to” comprised of four walls and little else. On Christmas Day, along with that structure, now being securely roofed, there was another, larger log house, and two homes built using split-cedar boards, patterned after the dwellings of the local Indians who lived in the region.
Needless to say, during that first Christmas plumbing was NOT a consideration…survival was! Fast forward 168 years and no Seattle or Snohomish area homeowner can live without it. That is why our area counts on Shawn Allen to clean up plumbing problems. If you need a plumber in the Seattle area count on Snohomish plumber Shawn Allen at (425) 367-4744.