Booming pillars of pride signaled commercial success — and population statistics confirm it.
Now & Then
Paul Dorpat digs into our rich local history, sharing images and stories from Seattle’s past.
A small pioneer town reintroduced itself as an ambitious young city just in time for the 1897 Gold Rush.
With too much wood and not enough water, the city was a firetrap on June 6, 1889 — 29 city blocks, nearly a square mile,...
The 94-year-old Rainier Chapter House of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a faithful reproduction of George and Martha Washington’s famed residence.
By 1900, fueled by the Gold Rush, the Seattle Transfer Company employed 79 men and 85 horses.
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.
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