|Title||Real estate office and houses in Atlantic City Addition, Seattle, ca. 1906 |
|Date||ca. 1906 |
|Caption||This is Clarence Hillman's Atlantic City Addition in Rainier Beach. C.D. Hillman was a real estate salesman known for his unethical dealings. These lots for sale in his development were advertised to have a park included; however, when all the lots were sold, he replatted the property and made up a second plat. It had more lots, and no park. He filed that one. The buyers took him to court and they got their park. He had developments all over Washington and California with the same problems, which eventually landed him in jail. He made millions, lost it and made it back. He sold thousands of lots and was repeatedly sued. |
|Notes||Lettering on small white building reads: The People's Real Estate Office. Houses Lots. Acre Tracts. Prices Cheap as the Cheapest. Terms Easy as the Easiest. Why Rent When You Can Buy on $10.00 Monthly Payments.|
Lettering on larger building on left reads: This is Atlantic City. Cheap Lots & Acre Tracts. Groceries & Hardware. Hotel - Furnished Rooms.
Lettering on building at right reads: MJB Coffee Why?
|Subjects||Real estate business--Washington (State)--Seattle|
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Rainier Beach (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Rainier Valley Historical Society Photograph Collection |
|Accession Number||93.001.381 |
|Ordering Information||To order a copy of this photograph, please email Rvhsoffice@aol.com and mention the Accession Number. |
|Repository||Rainier Valley Historical Society, Seattle |
|Repository Collection||Hall-Summers Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned 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. |