Seattle Municipal Archives(top)and Patrick Robinson (bottom)
3924 42nd Avenue SW as seen in 1975 and then in 2017.

Then and Now: Seattle Municipal archives offer a look at our past

As West Seattle changes before our very eyes it's worth knowing that change is, and has been constant here. One very interesting way to look back is to take a visual tour through the Seattle Municipal Archives and see what things used to look like. The pace of development has of course been much faster in recent years with the number of apartments increasing at a rate never seen before in the community.

Visit the archives here and check out addresses near you that you know.

If you'd like to see us present before and after images in a regular feature, let us know in the comments.

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