The Occidental Hotel looking east on Mill Street (Yesler Way) from Commercial Street (First Ave. S.). The date is most likely sometime in 1887 for that year’s extension of the hotel to the east is underway. Note the scaffolding. James Street is on the left. The tracks are for the horse-hauled “bob tail” common carrier that ran up Second Avenue to Pike and the west to First (Front) where it continue north in the Belltown and eventualy to the foot of Queen Anne Hill.

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