seattle-municipal-archives-follow-aerial-of-international-district-1969 An arial view of the Chinatown-International District in 1969. Thanks to a special designation in 1973 to preserve its Asian heritage, the neighborhood hasn’t changed as much as others in Seattle. (Photo from Seattle Municipal Archives) Facebook0Twitteremail Alex Stonehill Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly. Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.