clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cornerspotted: First Avenue Between Stewart & Virginia

Yesterday, we asked you to guess where this busy Seattle intersection in 1968 is located. Sarah Weeks was the first one to say correctly that we're looking at First Avenue between Stewart & Virginia.

Images: Seattle Municipal Archives, Google Maps Walker-d shared some insights on the block and it's history:

I remember the Gatewood Hotel property, the site of the long departed Rickshaw Room, still dressed up for the Seattle World's Fair, a bit faded and worn out but the place was safe....not a condition which would endure for many more years, later Plymouth Housing signed a contract to turn the building into low income housing but now, goodbye Plymouth, hello to either studios or one bedroom apartments, all market rate for the location and probably a bargain at that. · All Cornerspotter coverage [CS]