|Title||Old house to be torn down on 12th and Yesler, Seattle, ca. 1940 |
|Date||ca. 1940 |
|Caption||This home at 12th and Yesler was one of many wood frame homes built between 1895 and 1905 that were demolished in an area called "Profanity Hill" up the hill from Pioneer Square to make way for a new housing project. With a $3 million Federal loan, the Seattle Housing Authority built Yesler Terrace, 93 frame buildings with 700 dwelling units housing 3, 000 residents. Yesler Terrace was the first racially integrated public housing in the United States and the first to use wood frame construction. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, SLUMS, 12th and Yesler.|
Caption information source: P-I research files and www. historylink.org.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): February 26, 1940.
|Subjects||Houses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Building deterioration--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.11865.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |