Belltown-ca-1881-WEB

This look into Belltown from Denny Hill is, I believe, by the itinerate Watkins and he took it either in 1880 or 81. (Somewhere, someone knows.) There’s the Bell home at the northeast corner of First and Bell Street, right-of-center. No brick building here yet. That’s Magnolia uppeer-right. But the point of relevance here is on the far left. But what is it? A fence? That structure with the regular features is too low and roofles s to be a building. Note how the landscape is rough to the north or far side of it. I believe that the east end of the Belltown Ravine, just where it approaches First Avenue and peters out, is on the other side of that structure. At this point it is more llike a ditch than a ravine.

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