More proof that we should never have allowed freeways within the city.
We should put I-5 in a tunnel too! Interesting view of the 12th ave bridge – this cropped shot makes it looks so much higher.
Tiny little broken-up Rose Street (just north of Thistle, of course) is barely there on present-day maps. Did it used to be kind of a big deal? I imagine the streetcar went south on Rainier to turn around there. Can anyone confirm or deny?
There is a 1933 map of the Seattle street car system at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdot_photos/4110256341/
If you right click on the link and view it in its “original” size and look at the very bottom of the map in the center, you will see the Rose Street stop. It’s actually in South Park, west and south of the Duwamish,next to Cloverdale Street. It looks like the turnaround may actually have been on Cloverdale.
Great shot, and it always blows me away that Dearborn is actually a remnant of an attempt to put a canal through to Lake Washington.
Is this site dead?
The Rainier Avenue Electric Railway, built along the present-day route of Rainier Avenue S, reached Columbia City in 1891 and Renton in 1896.
This is Rainier & Rose St, see rail tracks visible:
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A good movie to watch with Vintage Seattle is McQ with John Wayne. Remember the bridges to nowhere at this interchange.
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