Admission to Seattle’s first multiday summer festival was one thin dime, for acres of attractions.
Now & Then
Paul Dorpat digs into our rich local history, sharing images and stories from Seattle’s past.
Pioneer Square Fleet Week in 1908 drew huge crowds to a Grand Parade.
The tracks made tracks a year or so after this 1939 ‘Then’ photo, taken in Seattle’s University District.
Around 1903, this bustling intersection with Third Avenue held one mysterious triangle and very few motor vehicles.
St. Francis Hall was home to students, dances and fraternal organizations more than a century ago | Now & Then
Father Francis X. Prefontaine’s versatile building opened in 1891 but was gone fewer than 20 years later, a victim of the 1909 regrade.
In 1953, an unnamed marching band paraded past businesses on Fourth Avenue; in January, the Seattle Women’s March filled the street.
Founded by Nellie Cornish in 1914, the arts school moved as it grew.
Seattle’s first bank, the Dexter Horton, survived the city’s Great Fire but relocated, making room for The Sovereign.
The Winslow terminal on Bainbridge Island endures, as does its nostalgic appeal.
The town certainly has changed more than ‘Washington: A Guide to the Evergreen State,’ last revised in 1950.
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