• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1909
  • Description
  • In the early 1900s, Westlake Avenue ran from Lake Union through what is now Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. Fourth Avenue ran up a steep hill, but it was later regraded to the same level as Westlake. The Plaza Hotel stood at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Westlake.This photo, probably taken in 1909, shows the intersection of Fourth and Westlake Avenues at the Plaza Hotel. There were few automobiles at that time, but the scene is busy... more
    In the early 1900s, Westlake Avenue ran from Lake Union through what is now Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. Fourth Avenue ran up a steep hill, but it was later regraded to the same level as Westlake. The Plaza Hotel stood at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Westlake.This photo, probably taken in 1909, shows the intersection of Fourth and Westlake Avenues at the Plaza Hotel. There were few automobiles at that time, but the scene is busy with pedestrians, carts, wagons, and streetcars. An oyster bar, a cafe, several hotels, and other businesses line the streets. Canvas awnings shade the sidewalk, and two street vendors are sheltered by Bon Marche umbrellas. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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  • All Rights Reserved