|Title||High Point Housing Project under construction, Seattle, 1942 |
|Caption||When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, workers were already pouring into Seattle to work at Boeing and other war industries. The Seattle Housing Authority rushed to complete High Point in West Seattle to house some of the war workers. Some 650 carpenters and other laborers built 700 homes, mainly duplexes.|
This 1942 photo shows the High Point housing project in West Seattle under construction. The homes, most of which housed two families, are spread across the hillside overlooking Elliott Bay.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Highpoint housing project.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Seattle - housing projects - High Point.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): March 21, 1942.
|Subjects||Housing--Washington (State)--Seattle; Building construction--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
West Seattle (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI23692 |
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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.; dichroic fog |
|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. |