Cars and drivers clutter an urban intersection at Olive Street and Terry Avenue, likely in the late 1920s.
Werner Lenggenhager photographed this section of Melrose Place North in the mid-1950s, knowing that soon after, it would be transformed into a freeway.
There are a lot of unknowns in and about this late-1880s photo, but it could be the earliest surviving look into Ballard.
Sea View Hall, one of three surviving Alki log houses, will be featured in historical society event | Now & Then
The hall, built in 1905, will be the focus of Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ tour.
Mercer Arena, formerly Civic Ice Arena and home to several Seattle hockey teams, has been torn down.
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.
Seattle’s Fourth of July party in 1899 was grand — but you should have seen the 1898 bash | Now & Then
The city’s Independence Day celebration in 1898 drew a huge downtown crowd, excited by news of a victory the day before for the U.S. Navy...