My Dad took photos for the Grand Opening of Mervyns in Factoria Square Spring 1987. He had a pilot take him up in a plane March 7, 1987 to get some aerial shots. I got to go along and posted my photos taken with my 35mm camera here. We've just dug up my Dad's negatives (he was shooting a medium format - 120mm) and I'm really enjoying seeing these images from a quarter century ago. I'll have more to share . . . but for today, here are some aerials of downtown Bellevue. Be sure to click on the images for more detail.
Facing East. Safeway, John Danz, Bowling Alley, and Overlake Hospital are a few buildings visible
Facing East. Bellevue Square
Facing SW. Ashwood Elementary, Hyatt Regency land being cleared for construction - Bellevue Downtown park looks like it's under construction, too.
Facing West. Hilltop Neighborhood
Facing West. Bellevue Square
Facing SE Woodridge Neighborhood
Bellevue had already started its growth spurt by 1987 but it was just the beginning!