Denny Hill, Washington

Prominence: 35 ft, 10 m

Elevation: 165+ feet, 50+ meters

True Isolation: 0.43 mi, 0.69 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 165 - 170 ft
    (5-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 169 ft / 51 m
    (Range 169 - 174 ft)
Peak TypeHill
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 36' 42'' N, 122° 20' 30'' W
47.611714, -122.341728 (Dec Deg)
549471 E 5273355 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionKing

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     2011-01 by Ken Russell
     2011-11-28 by Ryan Courtney
     2016-05-06 by William Musser

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Originally this hill was much higher, but the top of the hill was removed between 1898 and 1931 to create more flat land for the expansion of downtown Seattle. Based on old photographs of doomed buildings surrounded by steep embankments and sluice machines ( for example, see this photo), it was about 100 feet higher than it's current peak of 165 feet. Sources say that Second Avenue rose 190 feet from Pioneer Square to Lenora Street, but that is likely an underestimate, since Pioneer Square was virtually sea level.

The current high point is in the middle of the intersection of Second Avenue and Virginia Street, next to the Moore Theater. A visitor can tell that all four streets descend from the intersection, but Denny Hill is now left with a paltry prominence of only 35 feet, barely a hill by most standards.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 35 ft/10 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 45 ft/12 m
  Line Parent: Queen Anne Hill
  Key Col: 5th & Wall    130 ft/40 m
Isolation0.43 mi/0.69 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    First Hill  (ESE)
Isolation Limit Point: 47° 36' 33'' N, 122° 20' 0'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Alpine Lakes Area
Range6: Seattle-Everett Area
Drainage BasinsMinor Streams of Western Washington
Puget Sound
Pacific Ocean
Topo MapSeattle South K47122e3 1:25,000
Data SourceGPS Reading or LIDAR

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