Paul Dorpat

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Paul Dorpat (2016)

Paul Dorpat (born 1938) is an American historian and photographer, specializing mainly in the history of Seattle and of Washington state in general. He has a weekly column in the Seattle Times and is the principal historian of, a site devoted to Washington state history.[1]

Dorpat was a key figure of Seattle's first underground newspaper, the Helix (newspaper), which was published from March 23, 1967 until June 11, 1970.[2] As of 2016, Dorpat's Times column "Now & Then" has run weekly since January 17, 1982. Each week the column pairs a historical photo of Seattle with a present-day photo from an identical or similar point of view. He has also written numerous books about Seattle.[1]


  1. ^ Walt Crowley (2000-01-01). "Helix, Seattle's first underground newspaper, debuts on March 23, 1967". Retrieved 2016-02-07.

External links[edit]

  • DorpatSherrardLomont, a blog consisting of expanded versions of Dorpat's "Now and Then" Seattle Times columns.