|Title||Flooded street, Kent, August 14, 1946 |
|Photographer||Rote, Clarence J.|
|Caption||Flooding was a serious problem in Kent since its founding in pioneer days. Until a dam was built in the 1950s, the Green River flooded almost every winter. Water covered farms and washed away roads and bridges.|
This photo looks west at the intersection of W. Meeker Street and 4th Avenue North in downtown Kent. The Vale Theater was built in the mid-1940s when the old theater at 315 West Meeker Street was razed. In the mid-1950s, with the introduction of television, the Vale also met the wrecking ball and was replaced by a bank.
|Notes||Vale Theater marquee reads: The Stranger - Loretta Young, E Robinson - Also Bamboo Blonde - Sat Mat Tall in the Saddle.|
Handwritten on image: Kent, Wash - 8-14-46.
Handwritten on sleeve: Floods - Kent and Renton Valleys.
Note from MOHAI records: Date was changed from August to December on PI-23126.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): December 21, 1946.
Additional information provided by Dick Novak, longtime resident of Kent and Auburn.
|Subjects||Floods--Washington (State)--Kent; Motion picture theaters--Washington (State)--Kent; Lampposts--Washington (State)--Kent; Automobiles--Washington (State)--Kent |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Kent |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI23132 |
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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 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 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. |