"Like a Beacon in the night...."
Beacon Avenue South runs along the crest of Beacon Hill, beginning at what the old timers refer to as "the old Marine Hospital" and traveling the length of Beacon Hill until it ties in with what will be the Rainier Beach station of the new Sound Transit light rail. Housing along Beacon Avenue varies from long-established family homes to apartment buildings and new condominiums. There are a couple of well defined business areas as well as a few spots that used to be commercial but have faded over the years. The Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital and Medical Center on Beacon Avenue has expanded and now is a major employer in the neighborhood.