Cafes, curio shops and an aquarium with its own orca joined ubiquitous tour boats before and after the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Fremont Historical Society members quickly identified the location of a photo taken before 1911. Other details were harder to pin down.
From 18 stories up, you can follow Westlake Avenue for miles, and Seattle’s growth for decades.
There’s not much of note in this photo from March 1940, but there sure was a lot going on the day it was taken.
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John Holze and his wife, Sophia, were at home on Capitol Hill, where they operated Queen City Florist Co.
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A big box of a building on Capitol Hill once housed students and instructors from nearby Cornish School of the Arts.
Olive Way is one of Seattle’s many diagonals distinguished by more than a mere ‘street’ designation
As his Catholic church changed leaders and locations, Father Prefontaine collected more honors.