|Title||Residence of clarinetist Nicholas Oeconomacos, Seattle, 1945 |
|Caption||The uniquely flamboyant clarinetist from Greece, Nicholas Oeconomacos, graced the streets of Seattle with his clarinet playing. Although receiving accolades from Seattle Symphony conductor Homer Hadley and John Philip Sousa after having played under both, he returned to Seattle during the Great Depression to play for change on the streets. He also played under two fluted columns in the garden next to his ornate Cascade neighborhood home.|
This 1945 photograph illustrates the unique style and ornate additions on Oeconomacos' home, located at 1175 E. Roy Street. After his death in 1945, his niece made the mistake of telling reporters that she could not find the $1, 500 that her uncle had told her he had stashed in the house. For several months afterwards the house was regularly ransacked after dark by those searching for the hidden treasure.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: Home of Oeconomacos, Nicholas.|
Caption information source: Seattle Times article 4/14/02; P-I research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): March 27, 1945.
|Subjects||Houses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Residential streets--Washington (State)--Seattle; Arches--Washington (State)--Seattle; Fences--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Capitol Hill (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.37736.1 |
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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. |