• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1908
  • Description
  • Kent, Washington's first city hall was built at the corner of Second Street South and Gowe Street West sometime around 1890. In 1906, the city added a bell tower next to the building. Kent's fire department was on the first floor and the city council chamber and clerk's office were on the second floor. In 1921, the old wooden building was replaced by a larger brick structure at the same location.This photographic postcard, probably made in 190... more
    Kent, Washington's first city hall was built at the corner of Second Street South and Gowe Street West sometime around 1890. In 1906, the city added a bell tower next to the building. Kent's fire department was on the first floor and the city council chamber and clerk's office were on the second floor. In 1921, the old wooden building was replaced by a larger brick structure at the same location.This photographic postcard, probably made in 1908, shows the Kent City Hall and its bell tower. It is possible that the fire department used the lower part of the tall tower for drying fire hoses. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from copy negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5
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