West Seattle St. Patrick’s Day: Famous ‘green stripe’ reappears

Got a note very early today that the fabled green stripe of Admiral’s 41st SW, near Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor), has been refreshed, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2011 – so we had to send leprechauns over to get photos – including the shamrock at the end (in the 1900 block – here’s a map).

9 Replies to "West Seattle St. Patrick's Day: Famous 'green stripe' reappears"

  • lou March 17, 2011 (12:05 pm)

    Very cool. Does the city paint this? Or a rouge WSlite? :)

  • Bill March 17, 2011 (12:30 pm)

    I am guessing it is an annual random act of fun!!

  • bockrock March 17, 2011 (1:23 pm)

    Does anyone know the history of this?

  • raincitygrrl March 17, 2011 (1:53 pm)

    New WSea resident asks: What is the green stripe all about, and why is it famous? I run that street all the time and have always been curious…

  • WSB March 17, 2011 (2:05 pm)

    Comes up every year. No definitive answer but the comment thread from LAST year points toward some discussion …


  • Jennifer March 17, 2011 (5:27 pm)

    I have lived on 41st Ave for 35 years and no one has ever caught this leprechaun painting the line. Maybe he shouldn’t be caught, it would spoil the mystery. But I want to thank his jolly little soul for making me smile every time I come home and see that bright green line. I Love it!

  • Pixelgramma March 17, 2011 (6:12 pm)

    Very cool. I love this city!

  • Little green Elf March 18, 2011 (7:01 am)

    All I am privy to say is…..Happy St. Paddy’s day ! ;)

  • sms March 19, 2011 (9:30 am)

    Love this year’s color of green. Looks straight. Great work leprechauns!!!!

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