|The Cherry in Cherry St.
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|Quiz #242 Results
|Cherry and First Sts., Seattle
Google Street View
|Cherry St., Downtown Seattle
Google Maps Satellite View
|How Milene Solved the Puzzle
|I initially thought of Laura Ingalls Wilder's book "The Long
Winter" and was looking around in the midwest in 1869.
Then I blew up the picture and searched Yesler Hall. I found
this "In 1869, Yesler Hall is built to be used for community
meetings and events. Located at the southeast corner of
Cherry Street and Front Street (later renamed 1st Avenue), it
becomes the first community hall built in Seattle for this
purpose." and this photograph was there with the caption
"Downtown Seattle looking east on Cherry Street from Front
(1st Avenue), Yesler Hall on right, January 1880"
I can't take screen shots with my computer so I can't take a
shot of the Google maps shot looking up Cherry Street. I
will try some other pics I found.
|Answer to Quiz #242
January 24, 2010
|We received quite a few great pictures of the intersection of Cherry & First Sts.
in Seattle from our readers. Many of them are shown below.
|Earliest photo of Cherry St., Seattle from 1875, and what it looks like today.
Cherry St. Skyline
|Looking east on Cherry St. from Front St. (First Ave.)
|1880 Big Snow looking north on Commercial Street (First Ave. S.)
from Main Street
|9 shows the difference in elevation
looking up at Seattle while near the
harbor. I think that is the elevated
Alaskan freeway that goes through
downtown Seattle. The skyline view is
spectacular. - Judy Pfaff
|15 is at Harbor Steps
downtown which looks up
First Ave. a few streets north
of Cherry Street. The view
today is quite different in any
direction from that in 1880.
- Judy Pfaff
|1. What city is this?
2, What year did this happen?
Bonus: Send me a picture of this view of the street today.
Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Comments from Our Readers
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|GoogleEarth M. C. Escher Version
|Cherry St. and Second Ave.
with a view of the Smith Tower
|Submitted by long time Quizmaster Dave Doucette.
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|Looking north on
Front Street (First
Cherry St. during
the 1880 Big Snow.
Photo by Peterson
|A later view of Yesler Wharf.
|Mapquest and GoogleEarth
|Looking across Cherry St.
|Cherry St. at Night
|Cherry St., Downtown Seattle
|The Original Photo
|There is a...cherry connection
within the 1880 view [used
for this week's quiz photo].
On its right side is Henry
Yesler’s famous hall at the
southeast corner of First and
Cherry. This was the most
popular pioneer venue for
theater, lectures, banquets,
variety, and community
parties. To one of these
parties, a costume ball, once
|Personal Photos of Long Time Quizmaster Judy Pfaff
|700 First Ave, Seattle