HABS Photography of Wayne Apartments in Seattle

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The Wayne apartments started out as three row houses sometime around 1890, but were converted to apartments in 1893.  In 1911 they were raised up about 15 feet, so that brick walled commercial spaces could be constructed underneath them. They provided very basic but affordable housing for more than 100 years, but now they are being removed as part of a big development project on this block in Belltown.  By Seattle standards, this is an old building, and it was granted Seattle Landmark status in 2015.  So it is getting the full Historic American Building Survey (HABS) documentation.  I am doing the HABS photography, using a view camera with 4×5 film.

Front Apartment with box bay windows
With my view camera at the Wayne Apartments
Stair with casework from 1890’s

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