What lurks beneath Skylark Café? “MOHAI Minute” looks into it

April 22, 2010 at 3:36 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle video | 10 Comments

Thanks to Diane for pointing out the tweet with this newly YouTubed video about West Seattle’s own Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor), made on behalf of MOHAI (the Museum of History and Industry). As the YT page puts it, the hosts are trying to put the hysterical in historical. Or something like that. Anyway, it’s definitely not your standard stentorian-toned peek back into time. (If you don’t already know host Peder Nelson for his other endeavors – like music – you might remember our interview with him before he produced the Frances Farmer tribute at The Admiral in fall 2008.)


  1. entertaining! :-)

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 7:23 am April 22, 2010 #

  2. Great job, Peder! Way to go! :)

    Comment by JanS — 8:24 am April 22, 2010 #

  3. Great vid!


    Thanks to all involved in finding, creating, and bringing it to us!



    Comment by miws — 8:46 am April 22, 2010 #

  4. I’d always wondered…..
    Actually, it looked a lot like I figured it would: like my basement.

    Comment by dawsonct — 9:24 am April 22, 2010 #

  5. That was a pretty cool video! Post more of these please.

    Comment by Metal Jesus — 10:18 am April 22, 2010 #

  6. very cool, nice to hear some historical background on my hood

    Comment by ptr — 10:46 am April 22, 2010 #

  7. That is one heckuva cool video…though I find it difficult to believe there was illegal activity back in the “olden days”.

    Comment by Rod Nelson — 5:35 pm April 22, 2010 #

  8. I’m impressed! Great video and historical overview of the neighborhood.

    Comment by Interested — 10:12 pm April 22, 2010 #

  9. on a [slightly] related note: i would love to see an inside view of the space needle kitchen and office spaces hidden away from view from the public . . .

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 7:00 am April 23, 2010 #

  10. Need to wear a hard hat, son.
    - Dad

    Comment by Randy Nelson — 7:40 pm April 23, 2010 #

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