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Cornerspotted: The Former Tideflats of SoDo

Where CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field now stand used to be a muddy tideflat that spent half the day underwater

Yesterday we asked you guess what the current Seattle neighborhood was located in the site of these tideflats in 1898.

Commenter TF206 provided a bit of insight based on a building in the upper left corner.

The Centennial Mill sat at the foot of what is now Royal Brougham Way, and the road on the spit is now 1st Ave. S. So, obviously, the two stadiums now fill the center of the same view.

That about does it because the street on the spit in the middle distance would be First Avenue South today and the SoDo stadiums would figure prominently on what were then tideflats.

The photo was actually taken from Beacon Hill and that's West Seattle peaking out in the distance, but what soon became SoDo is what's pictured below. Kinda crazy to think all of that used to be underwater for half a day and all mud for the other half.
· Cornerspotter: Whatever happened to the Seattle tideflats? [CS]
· Seattle tideflats [Wikimedia]

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