A rare rooftop view of First Hill in 1917

Never have I come upon another First Hill portrait recorded from the King County Courthouse roof.” says A circus billboard helps mark the timing of this photo, taken from the top of the then-five-story King County Courthouse.We found a year for the photo in the Ringling Bros. billboard facing James Street.THIS ROOFTOP PROSPECT taken by a Webster and Stevens Studio photographer is rare.I have seen a few snapshots that look south from the top of the courthouse over Jefferson Street and onto the public building’s adjoining Courthouse Park.

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