|Title||Seattle Public Library, Northeast Branch, Seattle, 1954 |
|Caption||Since 1945, Ravenna residents had been using a small rental space on 33rd Avenue NE as their library. The site was so heavily used that in 1953 funds to build a permanent branch were included in the budget. Paul Thiry, a prominent Seattle architect, designed the award-winning building at 6801 35th Ave. N.E. that opened June 3, 1954. The sleek, modern look and feel of this structure was a departure from those libraries built with Carnegie Foundation funds 50 years earlier. |
This photo shows the entrance on the south side of the library.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Northeast branch opening.|
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 28, 1954.
Public libraries--Washington (State)--Seattle
Seattle Public Library
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.11253.1 |
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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 positive using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |