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Oak Alley PlantationOak Alley Plantation
Vacherie, LA, USA

Built 1837-1839 and originally named Bon Sejour, this is probably the finest of the few remaining full peripteral plantation houses, with a colonnade of 28 Doric columns. A double row of giant live oak trees forms the 800-foot-long "oak alley" leading to the house.

Fort WordenFort Worden
Port Townsend, WA, USA

A fortification which well illustrates the Endicott system of coastal defenses constructed in the 1890s and early 1900s. This fort, one of the largest posts in the new system, is a rare example of an unaltered Endicott installation.

Port Gamble Historic DistrictPort Gamble Historic District
Port Gamble, WA, USA

One of the earliest and most important lumber-producing centers on the Pacific Coast. Still active, with a variety of architectural styles, Port Gamble exemplifies the mid-19th century company-owned town.

Port Townsend Historic DistrictPort Townsend Historic District
Port Townsend, WA, USA

Once a customs station on Puget Sound, the town flourished in the 1880s, but collapsed in the 1889 land speculation debacle. The district contains many fine late 19th-century commercial and residential structures.

Pike Place MarketPike Place Market
Seattle, Washington, USA
1907

Part of the Pike Place Market Historic District, Seattle's Pike Place Market was founded in 1907 and is still flourishing today. Containing some 200 local independent businesses, the indoor farmers market retains its historic character and is especially famed for its fresh seafood, produce, and flowers.