Then & Now: Looking west from 5th Ave NW & NW 60th Street

This great black & white photo of 5th Ave NW & NW 60th, looking west, is dated December 10, 1920 and comes to us courtesy of the University of Washington Digital Collection, order number SEA0067.

The left side of the photo shows the old Woodland Hall, which by this time had been converted into a corner grocery store. A Seattle Bakery truck sits on the corner after making a delivery.

You can see a second building on the right side of both pictures. The home is located at 508 NW 60th St., and was built in 1905, making it 15 years old at the time of the black and white photo.

If you look closely at the muddy road you will see the trolley tracks that ran the length of 5th Avenue, ending at NW 65th. It looks like a good Samaritan had laid down scrap wood to provide a mud free pedestrian crossing at this intersection.

December 10 1920

5th ave and nw 60th

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