Henry Broderick Photograph Collection, approximately 1919-1975

Overview of the Collection

Broderick, Henry
Henry Broderick Photograph Collection
approximately 1919-1975 (inclusive)
22 photographic prints (1 box)
Collection Number
Photograph collection depicting exterior views of commercial buildings and storefronts in downtown Seattle owned and/or rented by Jews, as well as one residence.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Henry Broderick arrived in Seattle in 1901 when he was 21 years old, and during the next ten years he successfully established himself as an expert in Seattle real estate. He used his natural talents in advertising and real estate to rise quickly in management for John Davis & Company. In 1908 he left to start his own business, Henry Broderick, Inc. One of his major clients during those early years was Union Pacific Railroad, for which Broderick managed a four or five man team and led their Seattle land purchases during the height of the railroad boom in 1906. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer of June 1, 1909, Broderick was one of nine men instrumental in bringing the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition to Seattle.

Many Jewish entrepreneurs had professional contact with Henry Broderick as he was a major player in Seattle's growth and real estate market. Seattle had become a Jewish center in Washington State for the influx of Eastern European immigrants during the late 1880s and early 1900s. Some profited from the Alaska-Yukon gold rush and contributed to the economic development of Seattle as well. Jewish families purchased and/or rented property from Broderick beginning in his early years. Broderick's honesty in his business dealings and his consistency in management policies and rates contributed to his large, lucrative, well-run organization. His respectful treatment of Jews gained him enough trust that many Jewish families continued their professional relationship with him until his death in 1975.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This photograph collection contains exterior views of commercial buildings and storefronts in downtown Seattle owned or rented by Jewish individuals and businesses. It also contains one image of a residence.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Henry Broderick and Coldwell Banker (formerly Henry Broderick, Inc.), 1974.

Processing Note

Processed by Toby Harris, 2005.

Henry Broderick and Coldwell Banker (formerly Henry Broderick, Inc.) lent these photographs to the Special Collections division for copying when Meta Buttnick and Karyl Winn conducted an oral history interview with Broderick in 1974 in Seattle. The photograph copies were relocated from the oral history collection, Accession No. 2350-1 in the division, in that year.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Central Business District/Capitol Hill (Seattle, Wash.)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 between 1940 and 1950
1/1 2 between 1940 and 1950
1/1 3 1965?
1/1 4 between 1965 and 1970?
1/1 5 between 1910 and 1915
1/1 6 between 1947 and 1955
1/1 7 between 1950 and 1975
1/1 8
  Henry Kleinberg residence, 1254 10th Avenue North
Address currently 1254 10th East; sometimes known as "the pink palace."
between 1910 and 1975
1/2 9 between 1940 and 1950
1/2 10 between 1930 and 1940
1/2 11 between 1941 and 1945
1/2 12
  Construction of the Shafer Building, 515 Pine Street
"A modern 10 story office building."
1/2 13 between 1945 and 1955
1/2 14 1909?
1/2 15 between 1920 and 1923
1/2 16 between 1920 and 1930?

Pioneer Square (Seattle, Wash.)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 17
  Cadillac Hotel, 2nd Avenue South and Jackson Street
Purchased by the Buttnick family in the 1950s and sold in the 1990s.
between 1915 and 1925?
1/3 18
  A. Hambach Co., A.H. Cox Building, 307 1st Avenue South
Frank Nowell, Seattle (photographer)
between 1916 and 1922
1/3 19 between 1909 and 1922
1/3 20 between 1910 and 1930?
1/3 21
  O.K. Loan Office, Taft Hotel, Carlson Hotel, Gus Bogan's Cafe, Railroad Avenue
Frank Nowell, Seattle (photographer)
Later became Buttnick Jobbing and Investment Co.
between 1916 and 1922
1/3 22 between 1920 and 1930?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Commercial buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Nowell, Frank H., 1864-1950 (photographer)
    Corporate Names
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)