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Date: 03/14/19 18:53
Two Seattle Street Cars
Author: MartyBernard

From Key Route Ken.

1. On the back of this 8X10 is written, "1940 West Seattle line car 278 is eastbound on the Spokane St. viaduct, Aug, 1940.  The car was built by the St. Louis Car Company in 1909 for service during the 1910 Alaska, Yokon Pacific Exposition, held at the present site of the University of Washington. Harold Hill"  Harold Hill may be the photographer.  Wikipedia says this Exposition was held in 1909.

2. No caption written on the photo. Looks like Seattle car 710 on Route 19.  The destination sign says 8th AVE N WEST.  Unknown photographer.

Marty Bernard

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/19 18:58 by MartyBernard.

Date: 03/15/19 05:13
Re: Two Seattle Street Cars
Author: refarkas

You post so many first-rate photos from all over. Looking at each day's photos from you is a real treat. Thanks for all you have shared.

Date: 03/15/19 13:46
Re: Two Seattle Street Cars
Author: retcsxcfm

Looking at the first picture.To me it looks odd.
The car on the road either is small or the
trolly is big.Compare them.

Uncle Joe

Date: 03/16/19 09:58
Re: Two Seattle Street Cars
Author: Waybiller

Date: 03/16/19 14:01
Re: Two Seattle Street Cars
Author: TAW

Waybiller Wrote:
> #2 looks a lot like Fremont to me.  
> Present
> view?  https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6503073,-
> 122.3497951,3a,75y,22.01h,95.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4
> !1sidUirV4MQgBX1KzH4x-dCg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

I thought so immediately but couldn't completely reconcile the photo with the Google street view. I took another look. The streetcar destination sign is 8th Ave NW. Going north? Can't be. i can't think of a grade like that ascending southward. The building on the corner of 35th & Freemont is a match. The Google street view is a wide angle lens. The photo appears to be some degree of telephoto. So, I'm sure you are right. The photographer is standing at 34th & Fremont looking north. Off to his right will be the poor folks condemned to wait for the interurban forever.


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