|Title||Moss Bay Iron and Steel Works, Kirkland, ca. 1892 |
|Date||ca. 1892 |
|Caption||In 1888, Seattle investors convinced British industrialist Peter Kirk to open a steel mill in Kirkland, named in his honor. They hoped that the Moss Bay Iron and Steel Works would turn Kirkland into the Pittsburgh of the West. The city boomed as speculators subdivided land and built substantial brick buildings. Unexpected mining difficulties and the nationwide economic depression of 1893 put an end to Kirkland's early dreams of prosperity.|
This photo, probably taken between 1890 and 1893, shows the buildings at the Great Western Iron and Steel Company in Kirkland, Washington. At the height of its activities, the facilities included a foundry, two blast furnaces, storage bunkers for coal and iron and several outbuildings.
|Notes||Original photo copied by Webster & Stevens.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Kirkland Ironworks, Basic View.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Iron industry--Washington (State)--Kirkland; Industrial facilities--Washington (State)--Kirkland; Tree stumps--Washington (State)--Kirkland; Lumber--Washington (State)--Kirkland |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Kirkland |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1983.10.6113 |
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|Credit Line||PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 8 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |
|Photographer's Reference Number||406X |