Seattle 1978

Seattle 1978

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bellevue 1987

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!


Claire said...

Not sure what you think is Hillaire Elementary, but it wouldn't be in this frame. Hillaire is now a private Jewish elementary school. It's on NE 4th near Crossroads.

Jana said...

I always forget the name of the elementary school that was in the current location of the Bellevue branch of the King County Library - Thank you for refreshing my memory about Hillaire. Can you help me with the name of the school that was on NE 12th?

Jana said...

Ashwood! I found a list of closed schools!