|Title||Homes to be removed for freeway construction, probably in Seattle, 1958 |
|Date||ca. 1958 |
|Caption||Construction of the Tacoma-Seattle-Everett freeway, which opened to traffic in December 1962, took up 6, 600 parcels of land, 4, 500 of them in Seattle. In 1958-59, the Washington State Highway Department paid homeowners fair market value for their homes, then auctioned the buildings for either removal or salvage.|
The 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act kicked off the Interstate construction program. Completed in the 1960s, Interstate 5 (I-5), of which the Tacoma-Everett-Seattle Freeway forms part, is the only Interstate highway running from Canada to Mexico.
|Notes||Signs in image: This Bldg. For Sale To Be Moved SU.3-3561, PR.8-1755.|
For Sale at Public Auction.
Handwritten on sleeve: HIGHWAYS, Freeway, Seattle, right-of-way, clearing, houses razed.
Caption information source: P-I research files; "Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works, " by Paul Dorpat and Genevieve McCoy, 1998.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 28, 1958.
|Subjects||Houses--Washington (State)--Seattle; City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle; Yards--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sidewalks--Washington (State)--Seattle; Utility poles--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.3993.1 |
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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 acetate 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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |