Notice: “WN” abbreviation for Washington. Interesting.
Also, the “Broadway Automobile Co.”. I searced for this and found a 1915 lawsuit with some interesting facts, such as how the BAC would store your car, maintain it, and deliver it to you when you need it. Nice.
Here’s an advertisement.
That must be looking northwest, right towards where the big hole in the ground is for the light rail station? Doesn’t look like any of the buildings in the picture are left.
Isn’t that one building to the left that church that is still there? I’m too lazy to look it up right now.
It looks like the church and cool spanish-style apartment building are where Seattle Central is, which would put the Broadway Automobile Co. where the funeral home is and the houses in the parking lot. The apartment buildings that were recently torn down would be just to the right.
The First Christian Church used to sit on the spot on the left but the church in the picture isn’t the same building. First Christian was damaged in the Nisqually earthquake and was demolished in 2005. There are condos on the site now. The spanish style building is where SCCCs gym is now located. I think it also occupies the spot as the Broadway Automobile Co. The funeral home would be just to the right of that.
The only building that still exists, as far as I know, is the reservoir building that can be seen on the right in the background.
Oops, you’re right. The Broadway Automobile Co. would be where the funeral home now sits. I was thinking of the garage.
It certainly was a much more inviting street at that time. It’s only gone downhill since the took down First Christian and put up the monstrosities that are there now.
What do you suppose Woodmen are? The troop in dark uniform have swords – is this a re-enactment of something? The troop in white looks “modern”
I had never heard of Woodmen of America. But I did find out they’re a fraternal organization that had a drill team. There’s some info at Kingcounty Snapshots image http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm-desmo/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/imlsrvhs&CISOPTR=316&CISOBOX=1&REC=5
These days I think most folks probably know of the Woodmen from their tree-stump-shaped grave markers, which were initially provided free to all members. Most Seattle cemeteries have at least a few such markers—though one of the most noticeable stump markers, that of the bandmaster at Ft Lawton, appears to be unrelated to the Woodmen.
and one of those houses that you can see the tops of must have been this house…
I shot this video for CHS as it was being torn down to make way for the light rail station.
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