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COURTESY OF FRANK FICKEISEN
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Firefighters from Georgetown, ca. 1903

THEN: Outside of the "fire district," where building in brick and stone was required after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, the rest of the central city was still built mostly of wood, often with lodgings above and retail at the sidewalk, like here at Seventh Avenue and Pike Street.