|Title||Buildings being auctioned prior to freeway construction, Seattle, February 13, 1958 |
|Caption||Eight houses on Franklin Avenue were auctioned off to make way for the Seattle Freeway. This block now lies under the south end of the Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridge. After the Washington State Highway Department paid homeowners fair market value for their homes, the buildings were auctioned off for either removal or salvage. A 17-room home sold for only $80 while a seven-room home that could be moved in one piece sold for $400. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: HIGHWAYS, Freeway, Seattle, clearing, homes auctioned.|
Caption information source: P-I research files; www.historylink.org.
Date photograph was published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: February 14, 1958.
|Subjects||City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle; Auctions--Washington (State)--Seattle; Houses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Business people--Washington (State)--Seattle; Yards--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sidewalks--Washington (State)--Seattle; Utility poles--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Eastlake (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.3991.1 |
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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. |