North Pearl Street II.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Published by Smith-Western Company, Tacoma, Washington., “North Pearl Street II.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed July 29, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8541.

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Title

North Pearl Street II.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.); Cadwell-Olympic Building (Ellensburg, Wash.); Lynch Building (Ellensburg, Wash.)

Description

The well known Ellensburg landmark, the Davidson Building, on the northeast corner of Pearl and Fourth Streets symbolizes the early residents determination to immediately rebuild the city after the July 1889 fire. The large, two story brick Cadwell-Olympic Building which stood across Pearl Street from the Davidson Building was destroyed by fire in 1981. The Lynch Building on the left in the background, built in 1888, was one of the few Ellensburg buildings not destroyed by the 1889 fire.Postcard description, " Ellensburg, Washington. The Davidson Building (on the right) was built in 1890. It is located at the corner of Fourth and Pearl Streets. Downtown Ellensburg was destroyed by fire in 1889 and bricks used in reconstructing the city were shipped from Chicago. The Phoenix Bird on the top of the tower indicates that the city would be rebuilt."

Creator

Published by Smith-Western Company, Tacoma, Washington.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1983.

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-057