Early Pearl Street XVI.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Published by J. Boyd Ellis, Arlington, Washington., “Early Pearl Street XVI.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed April 23, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8521.

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Title

Early Pearl Street XVI.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Ellensburg (Wash.) -- Streets, Historic; Historic streets -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Streets -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; City & town life -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Commercial streets -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Pearl Street (Ellensburg, Wash.); Davidson Building (Ellensburg, Wash.); Phoenix Building (Ellensburg, Wash.); Geddis Building (Ellensburg, Wash.); Cadwell-Olympic Building (Ellensburg, Wash.); Ben Snipes Bank (Ellensburg, Wash.)

Description

Looking north on Pearl Street between Third and Fourth Streets, this late 1950s section of Ellensburg remained the central business district. The towered Davidson Building, a well known landmark of Ellensburg, was constructed in the fall of 1889. The two large buildings on the left, the Geddis Building and the Cadwell-Olympic Building, were also build immediately after the July 1889 fire. The gray, streamlined and remodeled bank on the right was the former, ornate stone Ben Snipes Bank. Snipes, known as the northwest cattle king, during the 1860s and 1870s, had the his second band built in 1889.Postcard description, "Ellensburg, Washington. Home of the world famous Ellensburg Rodeo. Trade center of the Kittitas valley in Eastern Washington. Central Washington College of Education is located here. #C-345."

Creator

Published by J. Boyd Ellis, Arlington, Washington.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1958.

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

3 1/2" x 5 1/2" colored original photograph postcard.

Identifier

STS-056