This 1884/1885 panoramic image of ‘where rails meet sails,’ by Theo E. Peiser, is one of only six or so photos taken from the hill...
Now & Then
Paul Dorpat digs into our rich local history, sharing images and stories from Seattle’s past.
Hamilton’s Hall in Georgetown once featured a space on the second floor that hosted campaign rallies, dances, secret-society meetings and more.
The white brick and stone hotel anchors a regrade scene from 1906 or 1907, with an early library and a doomed theater.
A new book tells the intriguing story of the Seattle 7 and their search for justice.
Competitors T.E. Peiser and D.R. Judkins took a similar approach to these 1886 streetscapes near Second Avenue and Columbia Street.
Our ‘Then’ photo was probably taken in 1931, the year JCPenney was built next to the Market.
Our ‘Then’ photo doesn’t perfectly match our ‘Now’ one, but we’re hoping to identify a three-story prefire landmark on Mill Street.
Dreamland Pavilion was an early-20th-century Seattle hot spot for skating, dancing, conventions, speeches and shows of all sorts. It made way for the Eagles Auditorium...
Admission to Seattle’s first multiday summer festival was one thin dime, for acres of attractions.
Pioneer Square Fleet Week in 1908 drew huge crowds to a Grand Parade.
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