Sunday, October 30, 2016

43 Vintage Photos Show the Building of Seattle-Area Landmarks and Infrastructure in the First Half of the 20th Century

Here is a historical photo collection that shows the infrastructure of Seattle being constructed in the first half of the 20th century.


Cedar River Pipeline under construction, 1900

Yesler Building under construction, 1909

Ballard Locks under construction, 1913

Smith Tower under construction, 1913

Lake Washington Ship Canal under construction, 1914

Second Avenue repaving, 1914

Ballard Bridge under construction, 1916

Crowd on half-built Fremont Bridge, circa 1916

Fremont Bridge under construction, 1916

Dearborn Street Bridge under construction, 1917

Husky Stadium under construction, 1920

Paving the Fairview Avenue trestle, 1924

Second Avenue south extension under construction, 1928

Spokane Street Bridge under construction, 1929

Garfield Street Bridge under construction, 1930

Aurora Bridge under construction, 1931

Aurora Bridge under construction, 1931

Aurora Bridge under construction, 1931

Albro Place Viaduct under construction, 1931

University Bridge under construction, 1932

 First slab of seawall being placed, 1934

Central Waterfront seawall construction, 1934

Diablo Powerhouse under construction, 1935

45th Street Viaduct under construction, 1939

Ballard Bridge south approach under construction, 1939

Highway 10 under construction, 1939

Mount Baker Tunnel under construction, 1939

 Construction of bulkhead on Yesler, 1946

Myrtle Street Reservoir under construction, 1947

Aqua Theatre under construction, 1950

Alaskan Way Viaduct under construction, 1951

Battery Street tunnel under construction, 1953

Battery Street tunnel under construction, 1953

Aurora Avenue under construction, 1954

First Avenue South Bridge under construction, 1955

Monorail under construction, 1961

Municipal building under construction, 1961

Space Needle under construction, 1961

 Lake Forest Park Reservoir under construction, 1962

Interstate 5 under construction, 1963

James Street freeway overpass under construction, 1963

Montlake Interchange under construction, 1963

SR 520 under construction, 1963

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