I've always been a fan of Paul Dorpat's "Now & Then" feature in the Seattle Times. I noticed a guy in the UK was making composited cross-time images by matching Google's Street View with vintage photos, so I made some of my own -- though I sometimes take my own "now" photos to improve alignment. It's been fun to time travel and think about people and events that happened in our region's past. All images can be clicked to see them at full size.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Fiery End

A B50 Superfortress crashed just after taking off from Boeing Field in 1951. It clipped the Rainier brewery and destroyed the Lester Apartments, killing the six crewmen and five residents on the ground. In a previous life the apartments once had the distinction of being the largest bordello in the world, set up by Seattle's mayor and chief of police, no less. The site is now beneath I-5.


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