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The Tiki Restaurant, Washington -or:, WA (restaurant)

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So I zoomed in on its details...

Its Mbulu Ugulu and roof finial... Screen Shot 2021-11-10 at 9.51.15 PM

The carved beams around the entrance... Screen Shot 2021-11-10 at 9.53.11 PM

And under the entrance what appears to be a fernwood tiki! When the Tiki first opened the Seattle Worlds Fair had ended only months before... the '62 worlds fair had a bunch of fernwood tikis from just a few feet tall to giant sized... so who knows? Screen Shot 2021-11-10 at 9.53.38 PM

Then a month later I came across this photo from 1969 showing that it was a two story building. I had heard that upstairs was the lounge where the musicians then later the dancers performed while the lower level had the restaurant... 1969

In 1978 a fire totally destroyed the building... it had been the Peking restaurant for just a few years but a Korean gang running a protection racket torched it. You can still see the Witco carved entrance going up in flames in the lower righthand corner...Screen Shot 2022-03-16 at 9.36.23 PM

that's all for now.

[ Edited by tikicoma on 2022-03-16 21:57:07 ]

[ Edited by tikicoma on 2022-03-17 14:03:02 ]