Reed House, Cle Elum.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

North Pacific History Company, Portland, Oregon., “Reed House, Cle Elum.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed August 20, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8578.

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Title

Reed House, Cle Elum.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Kittitas County (Wash.) -- Buildings, Historic; Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Kittitas County; Reed House (Cle Elum, Wash.); Hotels -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum; Reed, Walter J., 1842-1908

Description

The Reed House, a large two story wood frame structure, was built in the newly created town of Cle Elum, Washington Territory in 1887. Walter J. Reed (1842-1908) established the community of Cle Elum as the Northern Pacific Railroad reached the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in 1886 and constructed the "commodious hotel" which furnished housing for railroad employees and early residents. Reed, more than any other man, is credited for developing the coal fields in northern Kittitas County.Double fold out illustration between pages 634 & 635. Vol. II. History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington. 1889. North Pacific History Company. Original 8" x 11 ½" b/w lithograph titled "Reed House, Cle-Ellum, W.T."

Creator

North Pacific History Company, Portland, Oregon.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

1889.

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

4 1/2" x 8" b/w enlarged reprint of original photograph postcard.

Identifier

BLD-117