Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Saint Demetrios

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Mary George

Mary George (nee Courounes) has held on tightly to her Greek heritage while living in Seattle, Washington, almost her entire life.

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Holly and Nick Poulias

Hariklia “Holly” Poulias shares a unique Greek and Japanese heritage. She and her husband Nick share their stories of international travel and their lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Jim Malevitsis

That’s how Eleni Malevitsis refers to her son Demetri as they share stories of immigrating to the United States and his 27 years in the restaurant business.

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Jim Markezinis

When Demetrios (James, Jim or “Jimmy”) Michael Markezinis was presented with opportunities for work in his new country, despite their unpredictability, he pondered for a moment and then said “OK.”

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Costas Antonopoulos

Constantinos “Costas” Nikolaos Antonopoulos brought his skills as a pastry chef to Seattle, Washington, in 1968. From there he expanded his culinary skills and became a successful and respected restaurateur.

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Lagos Family

The George Lagos family operated the Continental Pastry Shop and Restaurant in the University District of Seattle, Washington, from 1974 to 2013. Demetre Lagos tells the family story and its experiences in the restaurant business.

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The Rouvelas Family

In 1962 Larry Rouvelas, the father of Emanuel (Manny) Rouvelas and Pauline (Rouvelas) Spyridis, purchased the Athenian Inn, Seattle, Washington’s landmark restaurant in the Pike Place Market, from his uncles who founded it in 1908.

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Pete and Carol Mykris

Fifty-six years after a proxenia (arranged marriage) Pete and Carol Mykris’ marriage is testimony to their love for and patience with each other.

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John John and Voula Dodd

For sister and brother, Voula Dodd and John John, life in Tacoma included much of the culture and traditions of living on the island of Marmara.

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Petro and Colleen Farmasonis

Ask Petro Farmasonis where the best Greek food can be found in Seattle, Washington, and he will point to his own kitchen. From 1966 to 1979 Petro and Colleen Farmasonis operated Seattle’s successful Greek-themed restaurant, the Eleniko Horio, Greek Village.

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