|Title||Knights of Pythias Hall, Seattle, 1909 |
|Caption||Knights of Pythias Hall was built in 1892 with the ornate facade which endured until 1941. The second floor was a frequent meeting place of lodges, community affairs, and social gatherings. Bill Phalen bought the building in the early 1900s and the second floor became known as Phalen Hall. Atop the flagpole is the flag of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909, dating the picture. Bill Phalen's Reliance General Store occupied the north half of the ground floor. In 1908 the name was changed to W.W. Phalen, Your Grocer. Mr. Brassington owned a meat market in the south half of the ground floor. |
|Notes||Signs on building read: Jas. Brassington. Rainier Valley Market. Fresh Fish. W.W. Phalen, Your Grocer. MWA Tonight.|
Caption on mount: Napier - Seattle.
Handwritten on verso: 4863 Rainier Ave.
Caption taken from RVHS records.
|Subjects||Fraternal lodges--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Grocery stores--Washington (State)--Seattle
Butcher shops--Washington (State)--Seattle
Knights of Pythias
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Columbia City (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Rainier Valley Historical Society Photograph Collection |
|Accession Number||93.001.070 |
|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 mounted on cardboard: b&w; 8 x 6 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |