|Title||Union Mercantile Co. building, Hillman City, 1904 |
|Caption||This building stood on the northwest corner of Rainier and Orcas. The company had two telephone numbers because the two competing phone companies could not transfer calls. |
|Notes||Lettering on building reads: Real Estate Office. Homes Built. Easy Payments. Montana Addition. Union Mercantile Co. Phones East 6386, Ind. 77. Gen. Merchandise. Blasting Powder, Hardware. Candies, Fruit. Groceries & Hardware. Cigars & Tobacco.|
Advertisements on building read: Pearline, the modern soap. Arm & Hammer Soda.
Signs on buildings to right read: The Annex. R.E. Wood's Real Estate Office for Rainier Valley Transfer Co., Express/Baggage, Daily trips to/from city. Loans & Insurance. Now is the time to buy, Houses built on easy terms, R.E. Wood.
Handwritten on verso: 1904. Old Toby Bldg 1904. N.E. [sic] Corner of Rainier & Orcas. Later torn down & rebuilt. 3/74 checked with Tom Toby OK.
Caption taken from RVHS records.
|Subjects||Grocery stores--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Hardware stores--Washington (State)--Seattle
Real estate business--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Hillman City (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Rainier Valley Historical Society Photograph Collection |
|Accession Number||93.001.004 |
|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; 6 x 8 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. |