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This view and the one below it look from some surviving structure on the west side of Second Avenue to the northeast and so cut diagonally across both Second Avenue and Blanchard Street. The horizon includes the new (1909) Ballard High School on the left, and Denny School, the tower above the Blanchard Hotel and left of the surviving spike. He big residence – probably a boarding house – just south of the spike was skidded there from a location about one block to the east. Sacred Heart Parish is on the right horizon. Both Denny School and Sacred Heart survived there until the regrade picked up again in 1928 at the cliff it left to stand for 18 years along the east side of 5th Avenue after the regrading reached it in 1911 and then temporarily stopped .

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