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Guide to the Seattle Municipal Street Railway Photograph Collection



PH Collection No.: 266
Creator: Seattle Municipal Street Railway , creator
Title: Seattle Municipal Street Railway Photograph Collection
Date Span: 1913-1940
Bulk: 1920-1932
Quantity: 341 photographic prints (1 box and 1 folder)
327 negatives : nitrate
1 negative : glass
Location: K116 (1 box)
K900 (1 folder)
HN1511 (1 box)
HN1570 (1 box. - nitrates)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Streetcars on 2nd Avenue at Pine Street in downtown Seattle, ca. 1930. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW18771




Historical Note

In 1883, Frank Osgood and Judge Thomas Burke, along with pioneer entrepreneurs David Denny and George Kinnear, formed a plan to build Seattle’s first streetcar line and, arguably, Seattle’s first attempt at public transportation. The first streetcars of the Seattle Street Railway ran between Occidental Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle starting in September 1884. This new form of transportation was an instant success and other competing streetcar companies formed. The first electric railway line (also the first on the West Coast) was added in 1889. By 1892, Seattle had 48 miles of streetcar tracks and 22 miles of cable railways. The Panic of 1893 put many of the street railways into financial difficulty, however. Consolidation of the various lines began in 1899, and over the next few years at least nine of the independent lines were consolidated under the Seattle Electric Railway Co., owned by Stone and Webster.

The period between 1902 and 1912 was considered a golden age for the streetcar system. Routes covered most of the worthwhile destinations in the city, and rides cost five cents. By 1905, Stone and Webster owned over 20 previously independent streetcar and cable lines totaling over 103 miles of track. With the consolidation of the independent lines, there was also expansion of lines into suburban neighborhoods, including Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, and areas of West Seattle. Unfortunately, after 1907 the company did not invest resources towards upgrading and replacing worn tracks and equipment. This led to slow, erratic, and unreliable service in the coming years. At the end of 1912, Stone and Webster transferred the holdings of the Seattle Electric Co. to the Puget Sound Traction, Light and Power Company (later known as Puget Power and then Puget Sound Energy). By 1915, the system grew to include 203 miles of track, covering 111.2 miles of street.

Beginning in September 1912, the city of Seattle took the plunge into municipal ownership and management of a bond-funded streetcar system. Four miles of track for Division A of the Seattle Municipal Railway (SMR) was completed on May 23, 1914. The line ran from the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street downtown north to the edge of Ballard at 14th Avenue NW. In October 1913, the owners of the Highland Park and Lake Burien Railway donated their 14 miles of electric railway track. The SMR took over operation of the system in May 1914 and renamed the line Division C. In 1918, the Loyal Railway Co., which serviced the Ballard area and Loyal Heights, was incorporated into the Division A line.

By 1918, Seattle had serious transportation problems. World War I was underway and the city had to contend with an influx of war workers, many of whom were shipyard employees. Negotiations began between the city and Stone & Webster. Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson offered $15 million to purchase the streetcar system – this sum was determined later to be three times the actual value of the system. The agreement included the purchase of approximately 195 miles of electric railway tracks and nine miles of cable tracks, 477 passenger cars, various other freight and work cars, seven car barns and yards, three cable stations, and a large car repair shop in Georgetown. A 20-year utility bond was issued to cover the purchase price. On March 31, 1919, the entire street railway system, renamed the Seattle Municipal Street Railway, was turned over to the city of Seattle.

Monetary problems continued to plague the railway system into the 1920s. By the terms of the sale, the bond obligations to Stone & Webster had the first claim on the earnings of the system. This meant that the annual bond payment of $833,000 was the highest priority regardless of how desperately the money was needed for maintenance, repairs, and equipment. Furthermore, in December 1920, the city had a nine-month operating deficit of over $500,000. The city transferred $83,000 from the General Fund to the Street Railway Fund. Fourteen taxpayers brought a lawsuit against the city, arguing that the General Fund was being used for unauthorized purposes. On April 29, 1922, the State Supreme Court decided that the city could not encroach upon the General Fund for the purposes of maintaining the street railway. This decision doomed the system to eventual bankruptcy. Other cities had commonly permitted using the General Fund for maintenance and improvements.

Competition from the automobile also had a negative impact on ridership. Not only were former railway passengers driving more cars, but these cars also clogged the shared thoroughfares and slowed down railway service. By 1930, 90,000 private automobiles and 400 taxis were competing with the streetcars of the Seattle Municipal Street Railway. In the early 1930s, buses replaced streetcars on some routes. The Aurora Bridge opened on February 22, 1932, with streetcar tracks conspicuously absent from the road. In the early 1930s, several commissions were formed to avert a financial crisis and reorganize railway management. In 1934, it became clear that without the help of an outside financial source the street railway system was doomed to complete bankruptcy.

By 1936, the streetcar system had 224 miles of track, 8.3 miles of cable line, 83.7 miles of bus route, 410 electric cars, 60 buses, 66 utility and freight cars, and five motor utility cars. There were 28 streetcar lines and 16 feeder bus lines. A number of the streetcar lines operated at a loss, as did the cable lines and bus lines. The system had a $4 million deficit and still owed half of the principal on the 1918 bonds.

Later in 1936, the city retained the John C. Beeler Organization, a New York engineering consultant firm that specialized in the operation, management, and financing of city transportation systems. The city rejected Beeler’s first plan to use federal funds to revamp the streetcar lines, eliminate the cable railways, and substitute buses and trackless trolleys on some routes. In August 1936, Beeler submitted his second rehabilitation plan. It proposed eliminating the entire streetcar system and replacing it with 240 trackless trolleys (electric buses) and 135 gasoline buses, along with $11.6 million in bonds to pay off the balance of the debt to Puget Sound Power & Light and finance re-equipping the system. The proposal, Proposition A, was defeated by voters in March 1937. Voters, in the midst of the Great Depression, were not inclined to allow their tax dollars to be used to finance a controversial and untested plan. There was also uncertainty about the superiority of rubber-tired transportation over the proven rail system. No city of Seattle’s size had yet to replace its entire streetcar system with a system of buses and trackless trolleys.

In early 1938, the Seattle Municipal Street Railway went bankrupt. In April, new Seattle mayor Arthur Langlie turned to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) for a loan. After months of negotiations, a loan of $10 million was granted. Puget Sound Power & Light accepted a cash payment of $3.25 million. One condition of the RFC loan was the creation of a three-person transportation commission appointed by the mayor and the city council. In late 1939, a resolution was adopted to change the name of the Seattle Municipal Street Railway to the Seattle Transit System. The Beeler Organization was hired to develop a rehabilitation plan, which was substantially similar to its second proposed plan from 1936. The approval of this plan laid the groundwork for the end of the railway and cable lines in Seattle.

In January 1940, the first of the 102 newly ordered gasoline-powered buses began regularly scheduled operation. In April, the first of the 235 Westinghouse trackless trolleys began service. The streetcar lines ceased operation one by one as the buses and trackless trolleys came into service. A number of the streetcar lines in and around downtown were eliminated in the first six months of 1940. Next, the north-south lines from West Seattle and the University District stopped. The cable lines were also eliminated during this time. By the spring of 1941, only the Phinney (Route 21) and 8th Avenue NW (Route 19) streetcar lines remained. The Phinney line stopped running on April 5, 1941. Car No. 706 of Route 19, the last streetcar of the Seattle Municipal Street Railway, made its final run on April 13, 1941.

Scope and Content

The collection includes 341 photographs depicting streetcar tracks, streetcars, and buses of the Seattle Municipal Street Railway in various neighborhoods throughout the Seattle area from the 1910s to 1940. Many photos were taken to document the location of trolley accidents (although few accidents are actually depicted), resulting in various views of the same street or intersection. The collection is divided up geographically and by route. Some routes may include photos that span other geographic areas. For example, Route 14 (Capitol Hill-Mount Baker) is located in the Capitol Hill section. It includes photos depicting the Capitol Hill area as well as areas of South Seattle.

Digital Content

View selections from the collection in digital format.

Restrictions on Access

Nitrate and glass negatives are not available for viewing.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions might exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact the repository for details.

Processing Info

Processed by Linda Corets, 2004.

Bibliography

A thorough history of streetcars in Seattle may be found in Leslie Blanchard, The Street Railway Era in Seattle: A Chronicle of Six Decades (Forty Fort: H.E. Cox, 1968).

The Seattle City Directory (Seattle: Polk's Seattle Directory Co.), 1914-1940, contains street, avenue and car line guides featuring route details.

The Guide Map of Seattle (Seattle: Kroll Map Co., 1930) and the E-Z Guide Map of Seattle, Wash.: With Patent Indicator (San Francisco: Fred B. Bain, Inc., c1924) feature complete route designations for all of the Seattle Municipal Railway streetcar lines.

A 1929 study of the financial and economic aspects of the Seattle Municipal Railway system may be found in Harry Leslie Purdy, The Cost of Municipal Operation of the Seattle Street Railway (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1929). The study refutes the popular claim at the time that municipal ownership was responsible for the financial difficulties of the street railway.

John C. Beeler's plan for the railway was published in Report to the City of Seattle on a Plan for Modernization of the Seattle Municipal Street Railway with R.F.C. Financing (New York: The Beeler Organization, 1939) in the division.

Related Material

See also the Seattle Municipal Railway - Federal Emergency Relief Administration Photograph Collection (PH Coll 661).


Inventory

 
Box Item Date
Ballard
Route 19 - 6th Avenue N.W.
6th Avenue N.W. later became 8th Avenue N.W.
11End of the line at 6th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 65th Street (SMR 42)   View image1925
2Intersection at 6th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 62nd Street, looking northeast (SMR 303)Feb. 16, 1921
3Seattle Baking Co. truck at 5th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 60th Street, looking west on 60th (SMR 89)   View imageca. Dec. 1920

Site of accident on December 10, 1920.
4Road and streetcar tracks at 5th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 60th Street, looking north on 5th (SMR 90)   View imageundated

Site of accident on December 10, 1920.
5Road and streetcar tracks at 5th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 60th Street, looking north on 5th (SMR 88)undated

Site of accident on December 10, 1920.
6-7Single track paving along 6th Avenue N.W. at about N.W. 60th Street, looking south (SMR 300; SMR 76)undated
8Sidewalk and streetcar tracks along 5th or 6th Avenue N.W., looking north (SMR 49)   View imageca. 1920
Routes 19 and 30
9Streetcar tracks at N.W. 42nd Street and Leary Way N.W, looking north (SMR 163)   View imageDec. 27, 1920
Dexter Avenue North - Serving Routes 19, 28, and 30
10Streetcar tracks on Dexter Avenue N. and Newton Street, looking north on Dexter (SMR 146)Mar. 16, 1922
11Streetcar tracks on Dexter Avenue N. and Galer Street, looking north (SMR 134)   View imageundated
12-13Streetcar tracks on Dexter Avenue N. and Galer Street, looking north (SMR 282; SMR 322)undated
14Streetcar tracks on Dexter Avenue N. and Galer Street, looking south (SMR 320)   View imageundated
15Streetcar tracks on Dexter Avenue N. and Galer Street, looking south (SMR 281)undated
16Streetcar tracks on Dexter Avenue N. and Galer Street, looking south (SMR 232)Jan. 25, 1922
17Parked car at Dexter Avenue N. and Galer Street, looking out at Lake Union (SMR 321)   View imageundated
18Streetcar tracks along Dexter Avenue N. and Highland Drive, looking north (SMR 250)   View imageJune 18, 1927
19Streetcar tracks along Dexter Avenue N. and Highland Drive, looking south (SMR 249)June 18, 1927
20Streetcar tracks on Dexter Avenue N. and Ward Street, looking north (SMR 191)undated
21Streetcar tracks, dirt road, and double trolley wire on Dexter Avenue N., looking south (SMR 254)Nov. 1914

This track was part of Division A, the first line created and managed by the City of Seattle as part of the Seattle Municipal Railway. It opened on May 23, 1914, and ran from 2nd and Pine Street to Ballard.
22Intersection at Republican Street and Broad Street (SMR 224)undated
23Road and streetcar tracks at Harrison Street and Broad Street (SMR 323)undated
Route 27 - 15th Avenue N.W.
24#27 streetcar on Broad Street at 5th Avenue, looking east on Broad (SMR 216)   View imageundated
25Road and streetcar tracks on N.W. 85th Street at 3rd Avenue N.W., looking east on 85th (SMR 84)   View imageundated
26Car at streetcar tracks at N.W. 85th Street and 8th Avenue N.W., looking west (SMR 136)May 31, 1920
27Texaco service station at 15th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 85th Street, looking north on 15th (SMR 81)   View imageundated
28Texaco service station at 15th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 85th Street, looking north on 15th (SMR 82)   View imageundated
29Texaco service station at 15th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 85th Street, looking south on 15th (SMR 218)   View imageundated
30Texaco service station at 15th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 85th Street, looking south on 15th (SMR 83)undated
31Trolley at 15th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 85th Street, looking east to 15th (SMR 217)undated
Old Route 27 - 14th Avenue N.W. (Old Ballard North Route Until 1927)
32Trolley at 14th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 70th Street, looking south on 14th at end of route (SMR 137)Aug. 17, 1920
33Streetcar tracks at 14th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 70th Street, looking south on 14th at end of route (SMR 121)Aug. 17, 1920
34Streetcar tracks at 14th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 70th Street, looking north to 70th (SMR 143)June 22, 1927
35Public Service Stores at 14th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 70th Street, looking south on 70th (SMR 142)undated
Route 28 - Ballard-28th Avenue N.W.
36-37Streetcar tracks at 32nd Avenue N.W. and NW. 85th Street, end of route (SMR 32; SMR 33)ca. 1920
38Streetcar tracks, probably at 28th Avenue N.W. and N.W. 78th Street (SMR 158)undated
39Intersection of 24th Avenue N.W. and Market Street, looking north on 24th (SMR 53)   View imageundated
40Streetcar tracks along W. Nickerson Street and 6th Avenue W., looking east (SMR 287)   View imageNov. 18, 1920
41Streetcar tracks along W. Nickerson Street and 6th Avenue W., looking east (SMR 132)   View imageNov. 18, 1920
42Streetcar tracks along W. Nickerson Street and 6th Avenue W., looking west (SMR 288)   View imageNov. 18, 1920
43Streetcar tracks and road along W. Nickerson Street, looking west (SMR 276)1930
Route 30 - Sunset Hill
44Streetcar tracks at Leary Way and N.W. 44th Street, looking north (SMR 262)   View imageundated

 
Box Item Date
Fremont - Green Lake - Wallingford
Route 18 - Wallingford Avenue
14510th Avenue N.E. (Roosevelt Way) and N.E. 45th Street (SMR 54)   View imageundated
46Streetcar tracks at intersection of 10th Avenue N.E. (Roosevelt Way) and N.E. 45th Street, looking west (SMR 10)   View imageFeb. 10, 1928
47Intersection at 10th Avenue N.E. (Roosevelt Way) and N.E. 45th Street, looking south on 10th (SMR 9)   View imageFeb. 10, 1928
Routes 18 and 22
48Streetcar tracks and road at N. 34th Street and Stone Way, looking east (SMR 19)   View imageJune 14, 1923
49Intersection at N. 34th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, looking north (SMR 173)   View imageJune 14, 1927
50Streetcar tracks and road at N. 34th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, looking west (SMR 175)   View imageJune 14, 1927
51Streetcar tracks and road at N. 34th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, looking east (SMR 174)   View imageJune 14, 1927
52Wet road and streetcar tracks at Carr Place and N. 34th Street, looking west (SMR 41)Oct. 7, 1920
53Wet road and streetcar tracks at Carr Place and N. 34th Street, looking west (SMR 180)   View imageOct. 7, 1920
Routes 18, 20, and 22
54Streetcar tracks and road on N. 34th Street between Aurora Avenue N. and Woodland Park Avenue, looking west (SMR 246)undated
55Streetcar tracks on N. 34th Street between Aurora Avenue N. and Woodland Park Avenue, looking west (SMR 268)   View imageFeb. 27, 1921
56Streetcar tracks on N. 34th Street between Aurora Avenue N. and Woodland Park Avenue, looking west (SMR 267)Feb. 27, 1921
57Streetcar tracks on N. 34th Street between Aurora Avenue N. and Woodland Park Avenue, looking west (SMR 70)   View imageApr. 4, 1921
58Streetcar tracks on N. 34th Street between Aurora Avenue N. and Woodland Park Avenue, looking east (SMR 71)   View imageApr. 4, 1921
Westlake Avenue - Serving Routes 18, 20, 21, and 22
59-60Traffic on Westlake Avenue N., south of W. Florentia Street (SMR 111, SMR 110)Mar. 3, 1927
61Streetcar on tracks on Westlake Avenue N., looking to intersection with Dexter Avenue N., W. Nickerson Street, and the Fremont Bridge (SMR 255)undated
62Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue N., between Lake Union dock and Halladay Street, looking north (SMR 313)   View imageMar. 18, 1926
63Streetcar tracks and Marine-Machinists-Electricians building on Westlake Avenue N., between Lake Union dock and Halladay Street (SMR 314)Mar. 18, 1926
64Westlake Avenue N. and McGraw Street (SMR 236)1936
65Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue N. near McGraw Street, looking north to Aurora Bridge under construction (SMR 245)1929
66Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue N. at McGraw Street, looking north to Aurora Bridge (SMR 237)   View image1936
67Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue N. probably at McGraw Street, looking north (SMR 256)   View imagebefore 1929
68Streetcar tracks at Westlake Avenue N. and Newton Street, looking north (SMR 235)Feb. 21, 1933
69Streetcar tracks at Westlake Avenue N. and Galer Street, looking north (SMR 24)   View imageApr. 9, 1921
70Streetcar tracks at Westlake Avenue N. and Galer Street, looking east (SMR 23)   View imageApr. 9, 1921
71Street corner at Westlake Avenue N. and Roy Street (SMR 308)   View imageFeb. 10, 1922
72Streetcar tracks at Westlake Avenue N. and Roy Street, looking east (SMR 309)Feb. 10, 1922
73Streetcar tracks at Westlake Avenue N., looking north to Mercer Street (SMR 265)   View imageundated
74Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue N. at Mercer Street, looking north on Westlake (SMR 38)Feb. 2, 1926
75Streetcar tracks and road on Westlake Avenue N. at Mercer Street, looking north on Westlake (SMR 87)   View imageFeb. 2, 1926
76Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue N. at Mercer Street, looking north on Westlake (SMR 39)   View imageFeb. 2, 1926
77Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue N. and Mercer Street, looking south (SMR 86)   View imageFeb. 2, 1926
78Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue N., looking south to Mercer Street (SMR 36)Feb. 2, 1926
79Streetcar tracks and trestle on Westlake Avenue N. at Mercer Street (SMR 37)   View imageFeb. 2, 1926
80Westlake Avenue N. and Thomas Street, looking south (SMR 306)June 19, 1921
81Auto machine shop at Westlake Avenue N. and Thomas Street, looking north (SMR 305)   View imageJune 19, 1921
82Westlake Avenue N. and John Street, looking north (SMR 220)   View imageMar. 7, 1923
Route 20 - Green Lake
83Aurora Avenue N. and Winona Avenue, looking south to Green Lake (SMR 148)   View imageFeb. 9, 1921
84Streetcar tracks at E. Green Lake Way and N. 55th Street, looking south (SMR 192)   View imageFeb. 2, 1927

This stretch of Green Lake Way was marked as Stone Way on 1930s maps.
85Streetcar tracks, probably at E. Green Lake Way and N. 54th Street, looking north (SMR 272)   View imageAug. 3, 1927
87Streetcar tracks and road, probably on Interlake Avenue N. between N. 46th Street and N. 47th Street, looking north (SMR 296)1920

Green Lake line later moved west to Stone Way.
87Streetcar tracks and road, probably on Interlake Avenue N. between N. 46th Street and N. 47th Street, looking north 1920

Green Lake line later moved west to Stone Way.
88Streetcar tracks and road, probably on Interlake Avenue N. between N. 46th Street and N. 47th Street, looking south (SMR 295)1920

Green Lake line later moved west to Stone Way.
89Streetcar tracks and road at Woodland Park Ave and N. 46th Street, probably looking north (SMR 97)Nov. 22, 1926
90Streetcar tracks at Woodland Park Ave and N. 46th Street, looking south (SMR 264)undated
91Intersection at Woodland Park Ave and N. 46th Street, looking east (SMR 263)undated
Route 21 - Phinney Avenue
92Streetcar tracks at N. 43rd Street and Evanston Avenue N., looking east (SMR 271)   View imageJan. 6, 1921
93Streetcar tracks and brick road at Fremont Avenue N. and N. 42nd Street, looking south (SMR 181)   View imageundated

These tracks were used for the Phinney Avenue route and the Everett Interurban.
94Streetcar tracks and road on Fremont Avenue N. and N. 40th Street, looking south (SMR 156)   View imageFeb. 15, 1930

These tracks were used for the Phinney Avenue route and the Everett Interurban.
95Fremont Avenue N. between N. 35th Street and N. 36th Street, looking south (SMR 269)   View imageJune 15, 1921
96Car hit by Phinney streetcar on Fremont Avenue N., between N. 35th Street and N. 36th Street, looking south (SMR 270)June 15, 1921
Route 22 - Meridian
97Streetcar tracks and road on Latona Avenue at E. 62nd Street, looking north (SMR 311)   View imageundated
Miscellaneous - Wallingford
98Streetcar tracks and road at Bagley Avenue N. and N. 40th Street, looking west (SMR 43)   View image1924
99Streetcar tracks along N. 40th Street and Meridian Avenue N. (SMR 119)   View imageJan. 9, 1924

 
Box Item Date
University District, Eastlake, and Northeast Seattle
Route 16 - Ravenna Park and Route 17 - Cowen Park
1100Corner of University Way and N.E. 47th Street, looking northeast (SMR 138)   View imageMar. 17, 1921
101Intersection of University Way and N.E. 40th Street, looking north on University Way (SMR 222)   View imageundated
102Intersection of University Way and N.E. 40th Street, looking west on 40th (SMR 239)   View imageundated
103Streetcar tracks and road along N.E. 40th Street, looking east, probably from 11th Avenue N.E. or 12th Avenue N.E. (SMR 221)   View imageundated
104Streetcar tracks along N.E. 40th Street, looking west towards 10th Avenue N.E. (Roosevelt Way) (SMR 238)   View imageca. 1921-1925
105Streetcar tracks along Eastlake Avenue E. and Allison Street, looking north (SMR 169)   View imageJan. 27, 1928
106Streetcar tracks along Eastlake Avenue E. and E. Allison Street, looking north (SMR 193)   View imageDec. 22, 1931
107Streetcar along Eastlake Avenue E. and E. Roanoke Street (SMR 176)Sept. 25, 1920
108Streetcar tracks along Eastlake Avenue E. between E. Galer Street and Nelson Place, looking south (SMR 297)   View imageFeb. 23, 1920
109Streetcar tracks along Eastlake Avenue E. between E. Galer Street and Nelson Place, looking south (SMR 299) Feb. 23, 1920
110Seattle City Light plant along Eastlake Avenue E., between E. Galer Street and Nelson Place (SMR 298)   View imageFeb. 23, 1920
111Seattle City Light plant along Eastlake Avenue E., between E. Galer Street and Nelson Place (SMR 252)   View imageFeb. 23, 1920
112Eastlake Avenue E., near City Light plant and Fairview Avenue, looking north (SMR 179)   View imageNov. 22, 1933
113Streetcar tracks and Hubbard's Grocery, probably along Eastlake Avenue E.undated
114Streetcar tracks and Hubbard's Grocery, probably along Eastlake Avenue E. (SMR 56)undated
Route 17 - Cowen Park
115Streetcar tracks at 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 70th Street (SMR 78)May 6, 1932
116Streetcar tracks and road on 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 70th Street, looking south on 15th (SMR 73)   View imageMay 6, 1932
117Streetcar tracks and road on 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 70th Street, looking east on 70th (SMR 74)May 6, 1932
118Road near intersection of 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 65th Street, looking east on 65th (SMR 171)Aug. 5, 1929
Fairview Bus Route - Ravenna
119N.E. 80th Street and 10th Avenue N.E. (Roosevelt Way) (SMR 107)Dec. 22, 1931
Miscellaneous - Eastlake
120Fairview Avenue N. and Valley Street, looking northeast to City Light plant (SMR 219) Aug. 17, 1932

 
Box Item Date
Capitol Hill
Route 9 - 19th Avenue-26th Avenue
1121Corner at 19th Avenue E. and E. Roy Street (SMR 115)Apr. 29, 1921
122Streetcar tracks along 19th Avenue E. at E. Roy Street (SMR 116)   View imageApr. 29, 1921
Route 10 - Montlake
123Streetcar tracks and road on 23rd Avenue E., looking south, possibly to E. Union Street (SMR 28)   View imageJune 12, 1920
124Streetcar tracks and road on 23rd Avenue E., looking south, possibly to E. Union Street (SMR 29)   View imageJune 12, 1920
125Street corner at 903 23rd Avenue, possibly at E. Marion Street (SMR 27)   View imageJune 12, 1920
126Intersection at 23rd Avenue E., probably looking west on Columbia Street (SMR 30)   View imageJune 12, 1920
Route 13 - Summit Avenue
127Snow-covered roads and streetcar tracks at Summit Avenue E. and E. Harrison Street (SMR 197)Dec. 1922
128Road and streetcar tracks on Bellevue Avenue E. and Olive Way, looking north (SMR 260)   View image1931

Eba's Grocery and Market on corner
129Road and streetcar tracks on Bellevue Avenue E. and Olive Way, looking north (SMR 151)1931
Tip Top Grocery owned by Yoshitane Obozawa on corner.
130Trolley and cars along Summit Avenue route (SMR 93)   View imageca. 1921
Route 14 - Capitol Hill-Mount Baker
Folder Item
1131Streetcar tracks and road on 15th Avenue E. at E. Prospect Street (SMR 327)June 7, 1921
8 x 10 in.
Box Item
1132Streetcar tracks and road on 31st Avenue S., near Charles Street, looking north (SMR 285)June 11, 1924
133Streetcar tracks on 31st Avenue S., near Charles Street, looking south (SMR 286)   View imageJune 11, 1924
Route 15 - Broadway
134Broadway E. between E. Mercer Street and E. Republican Street (SMR 301)undated
135Road work on Broadway E. between E. Mercer Street and E. Republican Street, looking north (SMR 302)undated
E. Pike Street - Serving Routes 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12
136Road and streetcar tracks on E. Pike Street at 11th Avenue, looking west (SMR 128)undated
137Corner of 11th Avenue and E. Pike Street, looking east (SMR 155)   View imageApr. 26, 1922
138Street corner at E. Pike Street, looking east near 10th Avenue (SMR 129)   View imageundated
139Intersection at E. Pike Street and Summit Avenue (SMR 150)   View imageundated
140Union gasoline station on E. Pike Street, near Crawford Place and Summit Avenue (SMR 149)   View imageundated
141Overview of E. Pike Street, east of Bellevue Avenue, looking east (SMR 152)Feb. 1926
142E. Pike Street at Minor Avenue (SMR 304)   View imageMar. 28, 1921

 
Box Item Date
Queen Anne, Elliott Avenue, and Magnolia
Route 24 - North Queen Anne and Route 25 - East Queen Anne
1143Streetcar tracks on Boston Street and Bigelow Avenue, looking east on Boston (SMR 154)Sept. 19, 1923
144Intersection of Taylor Avenue and Prospect Street (SMR 194)   View imageOct. 30, 1925
Route 26 - West Queen Anne
145Sidewalk, probably along Queen Anne Avenue near Galer Streetca. May 14, 1923
146House, possibly along Queen Anne Avenue near Galer Streetca. May 14, 1923
Route 1 - Alki Point-Fort Lawton and Route 27 - 15th Avenue N.W.
147Streetcar tracks along 15th Avenue W. and W. Boston Street, looking north (SMR 91)   View imageca. Nov. 1920

Accident occured at this location on November 23, 1920.
14815th Avenue W. and Lawton Way, looking west (SMR 189)July 16, 1923

Lawton Way at 15th Avenue W. is not listed on 2004 maps. It was located at or near present-day W. Armory Way.
149Streetcar tracks at 15th Avenue W. and Lawton Way, looking northwest (SMR 190)July 16, 1923

Lawton Way at 15th Avenue W. is not listed on 2004 maps. It was located at or near present-day W. Armory Way.
150Streetcar tracks and road along Elliott Avenue W., probably near W. Comstock Street, looking north (SMR 261)undated
151Streetcar tracks along Elliott Avenue W. at W. Mercer Street, looking south (SMR 211)   View imageundated
152Streetcar tracks and road along Elliott Avenue W. at W. Mercer Street, looking northwest (SMR 196)undated
153Streetcar tracks along Elliott Avenue W. at 4th Avenue W., looking south (SMR 131)Nov. 18, 1922
154Elliott Avenue W. and Western Avenue, looking north (SMR 172)   View imageMar. 18, 1926
Possibly Magnolia Bus Route
155City bus on Wheeler Street Bridge (SMR 177)ca. Dec. 11, 1920
156Wheeler Street Bridge (SMR 178)Dec. 11, 1920

 
Box Item Date
Downtown, Denny Regrade, and Pioneer Square
Railroad Avenue
Later renamed Alaskan Way.
1157Streetcar tracks at Railroad Avenue and Seneca Street, looking south (SMR 127)   View imageDec. 30, 1925
158Railroad Avenue and Marion Street, just off Western Avenue (SMR 228)   View imageFeb. 16, 1932
159Streetcar tracks at Railroad Avenue and King Street, looking north (SMR 35)   View imageca. 1925
160Streetcar tracks at Railroad Avenue and King Street, looking north (SMR 60) ca. 1925
Western Avenue
161Streetcar tracks and road along Western Avenue at Cedar Street, looking north (SMR 290)   View imageOct. 22, 1920
162Looking towards Western Avenue from Cedar Street (SMR 289)   View imageOct. 22, 1920
163Western Avenue Market at Marion Street and Western Avenue (SMR 226)   View imageFeb. 16, 1932
164Western Avenue Market at Marion Street and Western Avenue (SMR 227)   View imageFeb. 16, 1932
Pike Place Market
165-166Sidewalk and stalls at Pike Place Market undated
167Sidewalk at Pike Place Market (SMR 57)   View imageundated
168Sidewalk at Pike Place Market (SMR 58)   View imageundated
1st Avenue
169Streetcar tracks at 1st Avenue and Denny Way, looking north on 1st (SMR 242)   View imageNov. 3, 1922
170Streetcar tracks at 1st Avenue and Clay Street, looking north (SMR 144)Mar. 17, 1926
Folder Item
1171Streetcar tracks at 1st Avenue and about Cedar Street, looking south (SMR 118)   View imageundated
6 x 8 in.
Box Item
1172Road and streetcar tracks at 1st Avenue S. and Main Street, looking south (SMR 185)   View image1921
2nd Avenue
1732nd Avenue and Battery Street, looking north (SMR 318)   View imageMay 6, 1921
1742nd Avenue and Battery Street, probably looking west (SMR 317)   View imageMay 6, 1921
1752nd Avenue and Battery Street (SMR 319)   View imageMay 6, 1921
176-1772nd Avenue and Battery Street (SMR 315; SMR 316)May 6, 1921
178Streetcar tracks along 2nd Avenue at Bell Street, looking north (SMR 293)   View imageSept. 16, 1920
179Streetcar tracks along 2nd Avenue at Bell Street, looking south (SMR 292)   View imageSept. 16, 1920
180Streetcar tracks along 2nd Avenue at Lenora Street, looking north (SMR 114)   View imageSept. 21, 1921
181Streetcar tracks along 2nd Avenue at Lenora Street, looking north (SMR 251)   View imageSept. 21, 1921
182Streetcar tracks along 2nd Avenue at Lenora Street, looking south (SMR 112)   View image1921
183Intersection of 2nd Avenue and Lenora Street, looking west on Lenora (SMR 113)   View image1921
184Busy intersection at 2nd Avenue and Pine Street, looking south on 2nd (SMR 117)   View imageca. 1930
185Stewart Farms store on Pike Street, between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue (SMR 187)Apr. 19, 1926
3rd Avenue
186Streetcar tracks along 3rd Avenue at Wall Street, probably looking north (SMR 4)   View imageApr. 4, 1921
187Streetcar tracks along 3rd Avenue at Wall Street, probably looking north (SMR 212)Apr. 4, 1921
188Streetcar tracks along 3rd Avenue at Wall Street, probably looking south (SMR 5)   View imageApr. 4, 1921
189Streetcar tracks along 3rd Avenue at Blanchard Street, looking north (SMR 145)   View imageJan. 18, 1926
190Streetcar tracks and road along 3rd Avenue at Lenora, looking north (SMR 135)1921
191Streetcar tracks and road along 3rd Avenue at Lenora, looking north (SMR 284)   View image1921
192Road at 3rd Avenue and Lenora Street, looking east on Lenora (SMR 283)   View image1921
193Streetcar tracks and road on 3rd Avenue S., looking towards Jackson Street and King Street Station (SMR 240)   View imageFeb. 15, 1922
194Streetcar tracks and road on 3rd Avenue S., looking towards Jackson Street and King Street Station (SMR 198)   View imageFeb. 15, 1922
195Streetcar tracks along Pike Street, between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue, looking east to 4th (SMR 186)   View imageApr. 19, 1926
4th Avenue
196Roadwork on 4th Avenue near Pike Street, looking south (SMR 188)   View imageApr. 19, 1926
197Passing car on 4th Avenue and James Street, looking north (SMR 166)   View imageundated
198Roadwork at 4th Avenue and James Street, looking north (SMR 165)   View imageundated
199Roadwork at 4th Avenue and James Street, looking north (SMR 167)   View imageundated
200Men working on streetcar tracks along 4th Avenue and James Street, looking south (SMR 168)   View imageundated
201University streetcar on Main Street at 4th Avenue S., looking west on Main (SMR 98)   View imageundated
202Streetcar tracks at Jackson Street and 4th Avenue S, looking west (SMR 44)Feb. 1925
5th Avenue
203Streetcar tracks removed along Broad Street at 5th Avenue, looking west (SMR 40)   View imageundated
204Streetcar tracks along Broad Street at 5th Avenue looking west (SMR 52)   View imageca. 1920
205Snowy roads and streetcar tracks on Virginia Street and 5th Avenue, looking east on Virginia (SMR 139)1923
206Female passenger exiting trolley at 5th Avenue and Pike Street (SMR 95)   View imageMar. 25, 1927
207Female passenger exiting trolley at 5th Avenue and Pike Street (SMR 96)Mar. 25, 1927
Miscellaneous
208Westlake Avenue and Virginia Street (SMR 79)   View imageca. 1920s
209Damaged trolley after collision at 6th Avenue and Pine Street (SMR 328)   View imageMay 20, 1919
210Intersection at 8th Avenue and Union Street (SMR 92)   View imageundated
211Intersection at Boren Avenue and University Street, looking south on Boren (SMR 307)undated
212Probably Denny Way near 6th, 7th, or 8th Avenue, looking south undated
213Probably Denny Way near 6th, 7th, or 8th Avenue, looking north undated

 
Box Item Date
Central District and Madrona
Route 8 - Madrona
1214Trolleyman and trolley at 30th Avenue and E. Union Street (SMR 294)Aug. 24, 1920
Route 11 - East Cherry
215Streetcar tracks and road at 27th Avenue and E. Cherry Street, looking west (SMR 259)   View imageFeb. 18, 1921
216Streetcar tracks on 34th Avenue and E. Columbia Street (SMR 182)   View imageNov. 18, 1920
217Streetcar tracks on 12th Avenue and E. Jefferson Street, looking south (SMR 20)   View imageAug. 20, 1922
Route 12 - East Madison-Jefferson Park
218E. Madison Street at 41st Avenue E., looking west (SMR 291)Nov. 1, 1920
219Streetcar tracks and road on E. Madison Street, probably at Lake Washington Blvd., looking east (SMR 22)Aug. 10, 1932
220Streetcar tracks and road on E. Madison Street, probably at Lake Washington Blvd., looking east (SMR 21)   View imageAug. 10, 1932
221Streetcar tracks and road on E. Madison Street, near Lake Washington Blvd., looking east (SMR 277)undated
222Streetcar tracks on E. Madison Street at 29th Avenue E. (SMR 275)May 9, 1927
223Streetcar tracks and road on E. Madison Street and 22nd Avenue E. (SMR 241)   View imageMay 25, 1925
224Streetcar tracks at the end of the line on Beacon Avenue (SMR 69)undated
225Dirt road and streetcar tracks at the end of the line, probably on Beacon Avenue (SMR 157)undated
Miscellaneous
226Streetcar tracks and road along E. Spring Street (SMR 68)undated
Yesler Way Cable Line Route
227Streetcar tracks on Yesler Way, looking east to Leschi (SMR 280)undated
228Streetcar tracks on trestle, looking east to Leschi (SMR 279)undated
229Streetcar tracks at top of trestle, looking west (SMR 278)undated
230Streetcar tracks and "Street End" sign on Yesler Way at 32nd Avenue, looking east to Lake Washington (SMR 183)Feb. 3, 1921

 
Box Item Date
West Seattle and White Center
Route 1 - Alki
1231Streetcar tracks along Alki Avenue, looking south (SMR 195)undated
Route 2 - Fauntleroy
232Streetcar tracks at 45th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Director (SMR 214)Nov. 27, 1931
23347th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Othello Street (SMR 17)   View imageca. 1925
234Store at 47th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Othello Street (SMR 108)   View imageOct. 19, 1922
235Store at 47th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Othello Street (SMR 18)ca. 1925
236Fauntleroy Avenue S.W. and S.W. Myrtle Street, looking south (SMR 243)June 25, 1928
237Streetcar turning at Fauntleroy Avenue S.W. and S.W. Myrtle Street, looking south (SMR 257)   View imageJune 25, 1928
238Gatewood School at Fauntleroy Avenue S.W. and S.W. Myrtle Street, looking east (SMR 258)   View imageundated
239Streetcar tracks at Maple Lane and Fauntleroy Avenue, looking eastDec. 28, 1921
240Children and streetcar tracks at 28th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Dakota Street, looking west on Dakota (SMR 1)   View imageNov. 5, 1920
241Streetcar tracks at 28th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Dakota Street, looking north (SMR 2)   View imageNov. 5, 1920
242Streetcar tracks and road at 28th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Dakota Street, looking south (SMR 130)1923
Route 3 - West Seattle
243Streetcar tracks at California Avenue S.W. and Ferry Avenue S.W., looking north (SMR 253)undated
244Streetcar tracks at California Avenue S.W. and S.W. Hill Street, looking north (SMR 34)   View imageOct. 30, 1925
Routes 2 and 3
24538th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Alaska, looking north on 38th (SMR 234)   View imageJan. 11, 1923
246Streetcar tracks at 38th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Alaska Street, looking east on Alaska (SMR 223)   View imageJan. 11, 1923
Route 4 - White Center
Lake Burien line until 1931.
247Streetcar tracks at S.W. Spokane Street and Marginal Place S.W., looking east towards Spokane Street Bridge (SMR 3)ca. 1930
248Streetcar tracks at Marginal Place S.W. near S.W. Spokane Street and Iowa Avenue (SMR 51)   View imageca. 1934
249Seattle Pottery building at Marginal Place S.W. and S.W. Oregon Street, looking north (SMR 25)   View imageJuly 11, 1925
250Seattle Pottery building at Marginal Place S.W. and S.W. Oregon Street, looking north (SMR 14)   View imageJuly 11, 1925
251-252Road at Marginal Place S.W. and S.W. Oregon Street, looking south (SMR 15; SMR 26)July 11, 1925
253Streetcar tracks at 9th Avenue S.W., looking north near S.W. Henderson Street (SMR 46)undated
254Grocery store at 16th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Henderson Street, looking north (SMR 77)   View imageundated
255Streetcar tracks at 16th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Henderson Street (SMR 75)   View imageundated
256Streetcar tracks at 16th Avenue S.W., looking south, about two blocks south of S.W. Roxbury Street (SMR 11)Feb. 5, 1924
257Streetcar tracks at 16th Avenue S.W., looking north, about three blocks south of S.W. Roxbury Street (SMR 12)Feb. 5, 1924
Spokane Street and Vicinity - Serving Routes 1, 2, 3, and 4
258Streetcar tracks at E. Marginal Way, north of S. Hanford Street (SMR 225)Dec. 26, 1926
Isaacson Iron Works at left.
259West Seattle Bridge, S.W. Spokane Street, looking east (SMR 67)ca. 1925
260Streetcar tracks at S.W. Spokane Street and S.W. Wyoming Street (SMR 105)Apr. 15, 1920
Looking west to Spokane Street Bridge with Elliott Bay Mill at right. Elevated tracks used by Routes 1, 2, and 3. Route 4 used the surface tracks.
261Streetcar tracks at S.W. Spokane Street and Wyoming Street (SMR 103)ca. Apr.15, 1920

Site of accident on April 15, 1920. Wyoming Street no longer found on Seattle maps.
262Vehicle destroyed in accident at S.W. Spokane Street and Wyoming Street (SMR 104)ca. Apr. 15, 1920
263Restaurant and streetcar tracks at S.W. Spokane Street and Iowa Avenue, at the west end of the Spokane Street Bridge (SMR 47)   View imageMay 16, 1924

Iowa Avenue is not listed on 2004 maps. It was located at or near present-day W. Marginal Way near S.W. Chelan Avenue
264Streetcar tracks in Youngstown area at 22nd Avenue S.W. and S.W. Spokane Street (SMR 16)   View imageMar. 21, 1923
265S.W. Spokane Street and Chelan Avenue S.W., looking east on Spokane Street (SMR 106)   View imageJan. 5, 1934
266S.W. Spokane Street and S.W. Avalon Way, looking east (SMR 6)   View imageca. 1926
267Holgate Street viaduct, looking east from E. Marginal Way (SMR 48)ca. 1920

This area of E. Marginal Way was later replaced by Alaskan Way and the Alaskan Way Viaduct - Highway 99.
268Elevated line on the Holgate viaduct, looking south (SMR 133)undated
Probably 35th Avenue S.W. Bus Route
26935th Avenue S.W. near S.W. Alaska Street (SMR 125)Feb. 21, 1924
27035th Avenue S.W. near S.W. Alaska Street (SMR 124)   View imageFeb. 21, 1924
Miscellaneous
27144th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Findlay Street, looking west (SMR 109)   View imageFeb. 24, 1932
27244th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Findlay Street, looking east (SMR 312)Feb. 24, 1932

 
Box Item Date
South Seattle
Routes 5 (Southbound) and 7 (Northbound) - Kinnear-South Park
1273Streetcar tracks at 1st Avenue S. between S. Lander Street and S. Forest Street, looking north (SMR 85)   View imageFeb. 26, 1927
274Streetcar tracks at 1st Avenue S. near S. Hanford Street, looking north (SMR 184)   View imageApr. 29, 1925
275Streetcar tracks at 1st Avenue S. and S. Dawson Street (SMR 170)Oct. 28, 1926
276-277Streetcar tracks at 1st Avenue S. and E. Marginal Way S., looking southwest (SMR 247, SMR 50)Nov. 2, 1925
2781st Avenue S. drawbridge at E. Marginal Way S. (SMR 120)undated
279E. Marginal Way S. and S. Michigan Street, looking east (SMR 66)   View imageca. 1928
280E. Marginal Way S. and S. Michigan Street, looking south (SMR 64)ca. 1928
281E. Marginal Way S. and S. Michigan Street, looking north (SMR 65)ca. 1928
282Streetcar tracks at Carleton Avenue S. and E. Marginal Way S., looking southwest (SMR 147)   View imageundated
283East approach to 8th Avenue S. drawbridge (SMR 202)   View imageundated
2848th Avenue S. drawbridge, looking south (SMR 205)ca. 1925
285Intersection at 8th Avenue S. and S. Cloverdale Street, looking east on Cloverdale (SMR 274)   View imageOct. 21, 1931
286Intersection at 8th Avenue S. and S. Cloverdale Street, looking north on 8th (SMR 273)   View imageOct. 21, 1931
287Auto repair garage at 14th Avenue S. and S. Cloverdale Street (SMR 230)   View imageOct. 9, 1925
288End of #5 Line at 14th Avenue S. and S. Cloverdale Street, looking north (SMR 229)   View imageOct. 9, 1925
Route 6 - South Seattle

Seattle Boulevard was later incorporated into Airport Way S.
289Streetcar at 4th Avenue S. and Seattle Blvd. (SMR 45)Feb. 1925
2904th Avenue S. and Seattle Blvd., looking north on 4th (SMR 324)   View imageJan. 15, 1924
2914th Avenue S. and Seattle Blvd., looking west to 4th (SMR 326)Jan. 15, 1924
2924th Avenue S. and Seattle Blvd., looking east (SMR 325)Jan. 15, 1924
293Streetcar tracks at Seattle Blvd. and S. Horton Street, looking north (SMR 63)June 1921
294Streetcar tracks at Seattle Blvd. and S. Horton Street, looking south (SMR 62)June 1921
295Probably Seattle Blvd. at S. Horton Street, looking east (SMR 61)June 1921
296Duwamish Avenue, looking south (SMR 266)Oct. 31, 1921

Duwamish Avenue later became part of Airport Way S.
297Streetcar tracks, probably at Carleton Avenue S. and S. Bailey Street, looking north on Carleton (SMR 231)   View imageJan. 12, 1921
South Seattle Area
298Lake Washington Blvd. (SMR 55)undated
299Streetcar tracks and S. Casal grocery store along Rainier Avenue, probably near S. Atlantic Street (SMR 244)   View image1925
300Roadway, probably at 14th Avenue S. and E. Marginal Way, looking north (SMR 310)undated
Beacon Hill Bus Route
301-304Beacon Avenue at Jefferson Park Golf Courseca. Apr. 27, 1923

Site was location of bus accident, ca. April 1923.
Lake Burien Bus Route
305Ambaum Blvd. S.W. at about S.W. 124th Street, looking north (SMR 8)1926
306Dirt road at about S.W. 124th Street and Ambaum Blvd. S.W., looking west to Ambaum (SMR 7)1926

 
Box Item Date
Streetcars, Buses, and Barns
Fremont Streetcar Barn
1307Fremont streetcar barn on N. 34th Street (SMR 94)   View imageSept. 23, 1919
308Damaged streetcar for the #20 Green Lake route (SMR 72)Feb. 27, 1921
309Streetcar for #18 Wallingford route (SMR 100)Feb. 2, 1922
310Streetcar for #18 Wallingford route (SMR 99)undated
311 Streetcar damaged in auto collision (SMR 207)   View imageMar. 29, 1923
312Streetcar for #21 Phinney Avenue route (SMR 199)undated
Georgetown Shopsundated
313Double-ended streetcar damaged in accident at 13th Avenue and E. Jefferson Street (SMR 161)Oct. 13, 1919
Jefferson Car Barn
314Streetcar involved in accident (SMR 102)July 21, 1921
North Seattle Car Barn

This car barn and storage yard at 5th Avenue N. and Mercer Street served the Queen Anne, Kinnear, South Seattle, and West Seattle streetcar lines.
315Streetcar in car barn after collision (SMR 153)   View imageNov. 28, 1922
316Streetcar at car barn (SMR 204)Sept. 15, 1926
317Streetcar at car barn (SMR 248)   View imageSept. 15, 1926
318Streetcar at car barn (SMR 208)undated
319Streetcars parked in storage yard (SMR 213)Aug. 20, 1913
320Streetcars parked in storage yard (SMR 215)   View imageMar. 17, 1940
Miscellaneous Streetcars
321Streetcar with broken window (SMR 123)Jan. 11, 1923
Streetcar Interiors
322Front-end controls of streetcar (SMR 140)Apr. 9, 1921
323Interior seating on single-ended streetcar (SMR 203)   View imageundated
324-325Interior seating of double-ended streetcar (SMR 200, SMR 31)ca. 1920
326Upholstered seating in interior of double-ended streetcar (SMR 101)   View imageundated
327Littered floor of streetcar following high school football game (SMR 162)   View imageFeb. 3, 1938
Buses and Trackless Trolleys
328Seattle Municipal Railway (SMR) bus on Beacon Hill (SMR 159)   View imageFeb. 4, 1922
329Seattle Municipal Railway (SMR) bus on Beacon Hill (SMR 160)   View imageFeb. 4, 1922
330SMR bus #111 at Georgetown shops (SMR 210)   View imageMar. 13, 1924
331Cowen Park bus (SMR 13)   View imageca. 1932
332Early city bus #101 heavily damaged after collision with truck at Lawton Way and W. Wheeler Street on bridge (SMR 233)Sept. 13, 1921
333Fleet of city buses, probably at barn (SMR 201)   View imageca. 1927
334Demonstration trackless trolley just after unloading at the Great Northern yards (SMR 141)Feb. 26, 1937
335Demonstration trackless trolley at North Seattle barn (SMR 209)   View imageMar. 4, 1937
336SMR bus at Georgetown shops (SMR 126)Jan. 13, 1939
337Buses lined up on 15th Avenue E., near Volunteer Park, for Easter bus service (SMR 122)Apr. 17, 1938
338Interior of city bus (SMR 164)   View imageApr. 7, 1937

 
Box Item Date
Miscellaneous Unidentified Streetcar Tracks and Roads
Streetcar Tracks
1339Streetcar tracks and road (SMR 59)undated
340Streetcar tracks and road (SMR 206)   View imageundated
Other
341Merrymont Farm truck (SMR 80)undated

Subject Terms

Organizations:
Seattle Municipal Street Railway.
Geographic Names:
Ballard (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs.
Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs.
West Seattle (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs.
Westlake Avenue (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs.
Subjects:
Cable cars (Streetcars)--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Central business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Commercial streets--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Roads--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interchanges and intersections--Photographs.
Street railroad tracks--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Street railroads--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Street-railroads--Buildings and structures--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Street-railroads--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Street-railroads--Washington (State)--Seattle--Track--Photographs.
Streets--Washington (State)--Photographs.
Genre Headings:
Glass negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic prints.
Street photography.
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