Mrs. Frank Morrell collection of photographs of the Denny Regrade, 1929?  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Mrs. Frank Morrell collection of photographs of the Denny Regrade
Dates
1929? (inclusive)
Quantity
12 photographs (1 folder)
Collection Number
PH1446
Summary
Photographs of work on the Denny Regrade around 4th and 5th avenues, and Seneca, Marion, James, and Cherry streets
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The Denny Hill regrade was a project that took many years and and $2.25 million dollars to complete. The first phase (1898-1899) leveled 1st Avenue from Pine Street to Denny Way. The second phase, during which the photographs in this collection were taken, regraded the area from 2nd to 5th Avenues between Pike and Cedar Streets. It took 11 years for this phase to be completed. In this phase, more than five million cubic yards of dirt were sluiced into Elliott Bay. The avenues and streets were lowered to a gradient no more than 5%, and 4th and 5th Avenues were widened. The Denny Hill regrade was not fully completed until the 1930s, when the last embankment along 5th Avenue was removed.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of work on the Denny Regrade around 5th and Seneca

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Denny Hill RegradeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 circa 1929
1 2 circa 1929
1 3
 Train moving dirt carts under elevated foot bridge at 4th and Cherry Street
Written on verso: 4th and Cherry, So. on "4" from Columbia, Bldg on right old athletic club
circa 1929
1 4
 Train passing under elevated foot bridge at 4th and Cherry Street
Written on verso: 4th and Cherry, So. on 4th Ave from Columbia St., Bldg on right at S.W. cor 4 & Cherry since been cut back 2 windows
circa 1929
1 5
 Train moving carts past Marion Street on 4th
Written on verso: 4 & MarionNo on 4th Ave at Marion St
circa 1929
1 6
 Train passing under elevated footbridge at Marion Street and 4th
Written on verso: 4th & Marion, N. on 4th Ave at Marion
circa 1929
1 7
 Cablecar travelling downhill during regrade work
Written on verso: 4th & James?
circa 1929
1 8
 Looking west over regrade activities on Seneca Street showing the Savoy Hotel
Written on verso: West on Seneca St. from 6th Ave (?),
circa 1929
1 9 circa 1929
1 10 circa 1929
1 11 circa 1929
1 12 circa 1929

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)