Like the double-decker highway span itself, ribbon-cutting ceremonies in 1953 and 2019 did not exactly flow perfectly.
Now & Then
Paul Dorpat digs into our rich local history, sharing images and stories from Seattle’s past.
The landmark brick Colonnade Hotel, first 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.
From the top of the Occidental Hotel, pioneer photographer Theodore Peiser captured buildings — some not quite aligned — later lost to Seattle’s 1889 Great...
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