From a 1954 ventilation test to a 2019 farewell stroll, vehicles and people filled the underground roadway. Now, viaduct rubble will do that.
Now & Then
Paul Dorpat digs into our rich local history, sharing images and stories from Seattle’s past.
Like the double-decker highway span itself, ribbon-cutting ceremonies in 1953 and 2019 did not exactly flow perfectly.
The landmark brick Colonnade Hotel, built in 1900, survives — but the ‘spite mounds’ do not.
This week, even the ‘Now’ photo is nostalgic.
This lasting beach landmark, built in 1908, was once a grocery store.
A memorial marks the spot where these stately neighborhood trees stood for decades.
Now & Then: Second and Bell was once the northwest corner of Denny Hill, before the regrade.
The Singer Sewing Machine building anchored an area of architectural history, and human activity.
The four-day blizzard of 1916 was Seattle’s deepest snowstorm in history — and the First Hill church’s doomed dome could not withstand it.
A Seattle woman’s focus on ‘Early-Day Mansions’ featured one downtown that was owned by one of the city’s most powerful and popular couples.
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