• Union Station, ca. 1911

    Union Station, ca. 1911

    Transcribed from postcard: "New Oregon-Washington Depot. This new depot is 145 x 185 ft. and cost, with its switching yards, $1,000,000 for construction. It is the most northern "out post" of the Harriman system of 13,000 miles of railroads, the greatest in the world."

    Identifier: spl_pc_01012

    Date: 1911?

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  • Frederick & Nelson

    Frederick & Nelson

    In Seattle, Christmas isn't Christmas without a Day at Frederick & Nelson. Seattle's most beautiful department store had rolled out the red carpet for its friends and neighbors this Christmas. The scene shows one of the First floor aisles.

    Identifier: spl_pc_00224

    Date: 1955

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  • Olympic Hotel, ca. 1925

    Olympic Hotel, ca. 1925

    The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, originally the Olympic Hotel, was built in 1924 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

    Identifier: spl_pc_00814

    Date: 1925?

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  • Benjamin Franklin Hotel, ca. 1929

    Benjamin Franklin Hotel, ca. 1929

    The Benjamin Franklin Hotel was built in 1929. It was designed by architect Gardner J. Gwinn and featured 14 stories with 359 rooms. It was demolished in 1980 to make way for the second tower of the Westin Hotel.

    Identifier: spl_pc_00801

    Date: 1929?

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  • Pacific Builder and Engineer, v. 4, no. 42, Oct. 20, 1906

    Pacific Builder and Engineer, v. 4, no. 42, Oct. 20, 1906

    Identifier: spl_pbe_3022043_1906_04_42

    Date: 1906-10-20

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  • Hotel Butler, ca. 1905

    Hotel Butler, ca. 1905

    The original Butler Block building was a three story wooden structure that was constructed around 1875. This building burned in the fire of 1889 but was quickly replaced with a more substantial stone structure. The Butler Hotel or Hotel Butler began operation in the building in 1903, attracting many visitors and gaining a reputation during Prohibition for ignoring the laws against alcohol. The Great Depression forced the hotel to close its doors in 1933 and now all that remains are the lower two floors of the building which were converted into a parking garage.

    Identifier: spl_pc_00815

    Date: 1905?

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  • 14th Ave. homes on Capitol Hill, ca. 1910

    14th Ave. homes on Capitol Hill, ca. 1910

    Side view of residence at Fourteenth Avenue, North, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Wash.

    Identifier: spl_pc_00604

    Date: 1910?

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  • Colman Building, ca. 1907

    Colman Building, ca. 1907

    The Colman Building, located at 811 1st Ave., was constructed by James M. Colman (1832-1906) in 1889 and expanded in 1906. Colman was a leading figure in the development of Seattle who was also responsible for the construction of the Colman dock along the waterfront. In 1972, the Colman Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It also received landmark status from the City of Seattle in 1990.

    Identifier: spl_pc_00209

    Date: 1907?

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  • St. James Cathedral, ca. 1910

    St. James Cathedral, ca. 1910

    Transcribed from postcard: "St. James Cathedral. One of the most imposing and costly sacred edifices west of New York. The towers can be seen from any part of the city."

    Identifier: spl_pc_00301

    Date: 1910?

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  • Medical Dental Building, ca. 1925

    Medical Dental Building, ca. 1925

    The Medical Dental Building was constructed in 1925 and expanded in 1950. Initial plans for expansion during the 1930s were put on hold due to the Great Depression. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

    Identifier: spl_pc_00900

    Date: 1925?

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