|Title||Public Safety Building, Seattle, 1955 |
|Caption||This photo shows the view looking east at the Public Safety Building, located at Fourth and Yesler in downtown Seattle. |
Designed by architect Clayton D. Wilson and built in 1909, this concrete and steel-framed building initially housed the local police, city jail, emergency hospital, and health and sanitation department. In 1916, City offices relocated to the new County-City Building (now the King County Courthouse), leaving the 400 Yesler building to be the city's first public safety building. The building was abandoned in 1951, then sold in 1957 to private owners. In 1976, the City negotiated with the owners to renovate the building and lease it to the City for offices. King County bought the building in 1991.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Old police station 7-18-55.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Buildings, Public Safety, old.
Caption information source: www.historylink.org, essay 9336, written by Dotty DeCoster
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 18, 1955.
|Subjects||Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle; Commercial streets--Washington (State)--Seattle; Police stations--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7669 |
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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 acetate 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. |