• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1885
  • Description
  • For Seattle's early citizens, the elegant Post Building, at the foot of Mill Street (now Yesler Way) was the best evidence that their town was no longer a pioneer village. The building had good reasons for its name. It housed the Post-Intelligencer newspaper; it was built at the corner of Mill Street and Post Alley; and, for a short time, the post office was in the basement.This photo shows the front of the Post Building sometime between 1881 ... more
    For Seattle's early citizens, the elegant Post Building, at the foot of Mill Street (now Yesler Way) was the best evidence that their town was no longer a pioneer village. The building had good reasons for its name. It housed the Post-Intelligencer newspaper; it was built at the corner of Mill Street and Post Alley; and, for a short time, the post office was in the basement.This photo shows the front of the Post Building sometime between 1881 and June 1889. Like many buildings of its time, the facade of the Post Building is ornamented with cast iron, and it broadcasts its name and date of completion at the top. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph 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 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle