• View from 2nd Ave. regrade to Washington Hotel, ca. 1906

    View from 2nd Ave. regrade to Washington Hotel, ca. 1906

    Webster & Stevens

    Although the regrade started in 1903, James Moore, the owner of the Washington Hotel, refused to clear the property until 1906 when regrading of Second and Third Avenues were well underway.

    Identifier: spl_dr_032

    Date: 1906

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  • Jeanette Williams Interview, May 1988

    Jeanette Williams Interview, May 1988

    Jeanette Williams (1914-2008) was a Seattle native who spent 20 years serving on the Seattle City Council. Williams attended Mercer Grade School and Queen Anne High School. She was a skilled violinist and attended Cornish School of Music, the University of Washington and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Before embarking on her political career, Williams played for the Chicago Philharmonic and formed a quartet that went by the name Swinging Strings. In 1962, Williams became the first woman to chair the King County Democrats. In 1969, she won a seat on the Seattle City Council, championing the creation of Magnuson Park and programming for senior citizens. During her tenure on the council, Williams introduced legislation to protect gay, lesbian and transgender citizens from discrimination in employment and housing. She was also instrumental in obtaining funding for construction of the West Seattle bridge helped the city to acquire Kubota Garden as a park. She remained on the council until 1989.

    Identifier: spl_ds_jwilliams_01_01

    Date: 1988-05

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  • Fred Bassetti Interview, January 24, 1987

    Fred Bassetti Interview, January 24, 1987

    Fred Bassetti (1917-2013) was a Seattle native and part of the “Northwest School” of architects. He attended Garfield High School and received his bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Washington in 1942. During the war, he worked for the Federal Public Housing Authority. In 1946, he graduated from Harvard with his masters degree in architecture. Upon his return to Seattle, he worked for Naramore Bain Brady Johanson from 1946 to 1947 before creating his own architectural firm. Bassetti was responsible for the design of projects such as the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, the Seattle Municipal Tower and Lakeside School among others.

    Identifier: spl_ds_fbassetti_01

    Date: 1987-01-24; 1987?

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  • Eleanor Reed Interview, August 24, 1987

    Eleanor Reed Interview, August 24, 1987

    Eleanor Henry Reed (1911-1996) was an active member of Seattle’s charitable community. Reed was on the board of the Children’s Hospital for 20 years and also a member of the Sunset Club and the Junior League. She married William G. Reed in 1935 and the couple had 3 children together. Reed served as president of the Simpson Logging Company from 1943 to 1971. Her father, Paul Henry, was the founder of Henry Gallery at the University of Washington.

    Identifier: spl_ds_ereed_01_01

    Date: 1987-08-24

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  • Bernice Stern Interview, August 18, 1987

    Bernice Stern Interview, August 18, 1987

    Bernice Stern (1916-2007) was a Seattle native, the first woman to be elected to the King County Council and a community leader involved in many fields. Stern attended Broadway High School and the University of Washington. Following her marriage to Edward Stern in 1935, she became involved with the Council of Jewish Women at local and national levels. She participated in the Seattle Open Housing Campaign in 1959 and advocated heavily for women’s rights issues throughout her career. She was elected to the King County Council in 1970 and served until 1979. In the interview she discusses her life and involvement with the Council of Jewish Women, League of Women Voters, and Planned Parenthood, as well as work with blind children, aid to European Jews after World War II, and the civil rights movement of the 1960's.

    Identifier: spl_ds_bstern_01

    Date: 1987-08-18

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  • 4th Ave. Regrade from Cherry St., ca. 1906

    4th Ave. Regrade from Cherry St., ca. 1906

    Webster & Stevens

    The Colman Mansion and the Rainier Club appear on the right side of the street in the distance.

    Identifier: spl_dr_030

    Date: 1906

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  • View of regrade from Washington Hotel looking south, ca. 1906

    View of regrade from Washington Hotel looking south, ca. 1906

    Webster & Stevens

    Photograph appears to be taken from near the former site of the old Washington Hotel at 3rd Ave. and Stewart St. The New Washington Hotel can be seen under construction on the right side of the photo. Although the regrade started in 1903, James Moore, the owner of the Washington Hotel, refused to clear the property until 1906 when regrading of Second and Third Avenues were well underway.

    Identifier: spl_dr_042

    Date: 1906

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  • Regrade construction SE of New Washington Hotel, ca. 1906

    Regrade construction SE of New Washington Hotel, ca. 1906

    Webster & Stevens

    The backs of the Washington Hotel Annex (later known as Hotel Gowman and Hotel Stewart), The New Washington Hotel and the Moore Theatre are visible in distance near 2nd and Virginia intersection.

    Identifier: spl_dr_039

    Date: 1906

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  • View SE from 2nd Ave. and Bell St., ca. 1906

    View SE from 2nd Ave. and Bell St., ca. 1906

    Webster & Stevens

    Photograph appears to be taken after the completion of regrade work on 2nd Avenue. The Moore Theatre and the New Washington Hotel are visible on the right side of the photo in the distance.

    Identifier: spl_dr_038

    Date: 1906

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  • View north on 2nd Ave. from Pike St., ca. 1906

    View north on 2nd Ave. from Pike St., ca. 1906

    Webster & Stevens

    The building that appears on the far right is a series of row houses located at 2nd Ave. and Stewart. The same building can be seen in spl_dr_027.

    Identifier: spl_dr_023

    Date: 1906

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