AKA: Seattle Municipal Street Railway, Car Barn and Power House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA; City of Seattle, Public Health Department, Office Building, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified], demolished 1960

2 stories

James Street and Broadway
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122

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This Union Trunk Line facility was in operation in 1898; it was purchased by the City of Seattle in a widely criticized sale in 1918. Soon after the city bought the electric rail system, the automobile became the predominant means of transportation, cutting trolley ridership. In later years, the building was utilized by the Seattle Public Health Department.

The car barn and powerhouse had a small gable-roofed open shed in front of it, a covered stop for passengers. The car barn itself was a long building with arched entries on the gable ends. The gables of both ends were stepped creating a notable street facade.

Demolished; this car barn and power house was razed in 1960.

PCAD id: 17155