A view of Madison’s commercial past

This photo from the Seattle Municipal Archives shows that Central District News isn’t the first advertising supported business to operate in the area. The picture was recently added to the Central District Flickr pool. Thanks for sharing! Note that one of the billboards in this 1959 view down East Madison is for cigarettes — a level we have not fallen to. Yet. A current-day view, below. We get the approximate location right?

View Larger Map

0 thoughts on “A view of Madison’s commercial past

  1. You need to be one and 1/8th of a block East to get to the location of the photo. Note the stair rail on the left of the historic photo.