|Title||Evergreen Auto Court, Seattle, October 1935 |
|Caption||In the 1930s, long distance road journeys were gaining popularity due to an improved highway system and the rise of car ownership. In 1935, Seattle's Evergreen Auto Court offered many services to travelers on the Pacific Highway. The motel's signs advertised cabins, complete with kitchenettes, garages and private showers and toilets. Nightly rates started at $1.00. At the Evergreen, people could buy driver's licenses or gas up their cars. They could even use the services of a notary public or be married in the motel's wedding chapel at any time of day or night by an on-site justice of the peace.|
This October 1935 photo shows the Evergreen Auto Court at 9109 Aurora Avenue. Aurora, Route 99, was part of the Pacific Highway which ran from Canada to Mexico.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Evergreen auto court.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Auto courts, Evergreen.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): October 1, 1935.
|Subjects||Aurora Avenue (Seattle and Shoreline, Wash.); Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Motels--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7317 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |