Then & Now: SE corner of NW 60th St and 4th Ave NW

Rasmus Peter Jensen came to Seattle from Denmark in 1889 and homesteaded the West Woodland neighborhood. His original farm and house were near the corner of 7th Ave NW and NW 60th.  Just two years later in 1891 he built a second home at 410 NW 60th Street, where he lived with his wife and children.

In addition to farming, Jensen owned a construction business and operated Woodland Grocery, Flour and Feed.  The general store was located across the street from his home, on the south east corner of 4th Ave NW and NW 60th Street, at 5842 4th Ave NW.

The 1905 photo shows a toddler in front of a horse and cart, with a man standing in the background with a bag of feed or flour flung over his shoulder. There also appears to be someone standing in the doorway. If you increase the photo size, on the left side of the photo you can see what may be two people walking down the hill.

The Woodland Grocery, Flour and Feed no longer stands; a 1936 aerial photo shows the corner was a simple vacant lot by that date. Today, on this same corner, you will find a brick duplex built in 1952.

woodland flour and seed

Then and Now - Woodland Grocery Flour and Feed

The black and white photo of Woodland Grocery, Flour and Feed, dated ca. 1905, is courtesy the Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection, order number SHS12885.

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