Looking up the draw (now the freeway route) between Sixth and Seventh Avenues from near Jefferson Street ca. 1886. Cherry street, bottom-left dips to the east making this photograph the best evidence for how much of First Hill between Sixth and Seventh and between Jefferson and Marion features a slight pause and regression in the climb of First Hill. There’s a pedestrian trestle in there, and also road work on the Seventh Avenue, on the right. Central School in the block bounded by Madison, Marion, Sixth and 7th Avenues was destroyed by fire in the spring of 1887. This view may be compared to the next, which was taken later although not much later. Note the McNaugth mansion to the left of the big fated school. (Courtesy, Seattle Public Library)

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