By 1900, fueled by the Gold Rush, the Seattle Transfer Company employed 79 men and 85 horses.
Now & Then
Paul Dorpat digs into our rich local history, sharing images and stories from Seattle’s past.
In 1916, the Smith and Sears Roebuck towers took a back seat to Seattle’s rapidly evolving industrial backbone (and one lonely vessel) on the splayed...
Postcard photographer J. Boyd Ellis captured buildings in 1942 along a downtown block that has hardly changed since.
Jack McGrath marketed his eatery to parents of teens, and to cross-state motorists.
Despite a fight to rebuild the armory, or at least preserve part of it, the 1909 building was demolished in 1968.
Yesler Way is a landmark that just keeps on giving.
It’s said that Lyman Cornelius Smith and banker-developer James Hoge discussed building skyscrapers while at the 1909 World’s Fair.
The building was demolished in 1990, replaced in 1991 by the 22-floor Second and Seneca Building.
Trolleys and buses make their way down snowy University Way, in 1937 and 2019.
From a 1954 ventilation test to a 2019 farewell stroll, vehicles and people filled the underground roadway. Now, viaduct rubble will do that.
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