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Bob the Builder?

Slowly but surely it seems that the worst of times has past and the real estate market is on the mend. New construction projects are moving forward, and soon enough the footprint of South Lake Union in Seattle will be dramatically changed.

What is remarkable, with all of the new technologies of the day, is that personal craftsmanship has waned buildings are just not meant to last. Take time when you can to appreciate the treasures in your neighborhood, public and private.

Here are a few construction shots from long ago. Does anyone recognize the builders or the homes?

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7 comments

  1. These look like a series from Robinson Mfg. — done for advertising purposes. If so, photo format would probably be 8 x 10 black and white, possibly Juleen photos?

    Everett Public Library has many in this series, donated by Dick Robinson, and the photo style is similar. Robinsons also donated part of their collection to the Ev Museum probably in the late 1990s.

    Sent from my iPad

  2. The book from which these photos came was an advertisement for one of the local mills when plywood was new and a sales opportunity. That is a very valuable book.

  3. Assuming these houses are in Everett, the one with this number below it (—19644648) reminds me of one I see when I am getting gas at the Chevron station on the corner of 41st and Rucker. The offset porch on the right side is what caught my eye. The house is to the east of the Chevron station, facing the alley (West).

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