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Image 654 - Beacon Hill Regrade Seattle
This is one of a series of images of Seattle street regrade
projects. Over a period of years, many of Seattle's hills were
washed away or dug out to improve property values. Houses and
businesses on the tops of the hills were forced to move, not always
agreeably. These houses slid down the side of a hill after the earth
below was removed. We don't know if their owners agreed to pay for
their portion of the regrade or not.
Otto's signature was cut off but is visible in the lower right corner.