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Superintendent names 19th Ave. and E Madison acquisition, Cayton Corner Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams  named the property at the corner of 19th Ave. and E Madison St. Cayton Corner Park.  Parks acquired the property in April 2011.  This property helped fill a need for open space in the neighborhood and was selected through the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund process.

Horace Cayton, an ex-slave, came to Seattle in the late 1880’s. Within a few years he was publishing the Seattle Republican, a newspaper directed at both white and black readers. At one point the paper had the second largest circulation in the city. He married Susie Revels Cayton, the daughter of Hiram Revels, the first black person elected to the U.S. Senate, and she became associated editor of the paper. The Caytons were a very prominent family in the African American community, promoting education and making significant contributions to the development of our city and its ethnic populations.

 

 Horace Cayton

Horace Cayton

Ms. Cayton

Susie Revels Cayton