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Talking About Beaux Arts
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Talking About Beaux Arts tells the story of a small, independently-governed community situated on the shores of Lake Washington, east of Seattle. The focus is on the efforts members have taken over... More > the years to maintain community values and traditions in the midst of rapid change. The book is a collage of stories and anecdotes pieced together from conversations collected from more than 80 members who talk about their experience as past or current residents of this unique community. Selected archival photographs accompany text.
The Village of Beaux Arts was founded in 1908 as an Arts and Crafts colony. In 1954, to maintain its autonomy and independence from the growing city of Bellevue, The Town of Beaux Arts Village was incorporated as a fourth-class town. The Town depends on resident volunteers to conduct Town business and manage the communally owned lake-front property< Less