Army Corps of Engineers photos–digging the Ship Canal   Above: Steam shovel digging the canal in Fremont in 1911: Looking east from a location south of N. 34th, between Evanston Ave N. and Phinney Ave N. Left, bottom: 1912 photo taken from a temporary wooden bridge in Fremont. Looking east towards Capitol Hill. Note the temporary bridge from Stone Way N. to Westlake — with blurred image of a streetcar on the bridge. Left, top: 1912 photo taken looking west towards Ballard from Fremont. The smoke is from a steam shovel working on the Queen Anne side of the canal.


Congratulations to the Fremont Historical Society whose 4Culture grant request was selected for funding. They write: “As you may recall, the funds are to be used to develop the FHS website so that material can be easily added and updated. We plan to include the digital images of the buildings in Fremont taken in 1937 as part of a Works Progress Administration project. Heather McAuliffe created the digital collection in 2004 by taking photos of prints in the property records of the Washington State Archives’ Puget Sound Regional Branch in Bellevue. FHS historical research will be added to the site as well as the historical resource surveys of commercial and residential property in Fremont that Carol Tobin led with the support of the Fremont Neighborhood Council. Current photographs of the buildings in the 1937 collection, oral histories, maps, and a timeline of Fremont history are also planned. We are excited that the upgraded website will make this material easily accessible to everyone.”