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Monday, November 25, 2013

Shelter for those who served: 1946

THEN: On March 25, 1946, or near it, Wide World Photos recorded here what it titled “University Vet Housing.” It would soon be named the Union Bay Village and house the families of returning veterans. The first 45 bungalows shown here rented for $35 to $45 a month; eventually there would be a “teeming conglomerate of 500 rental units.” The view looks north; the homes on the right horizon face the Burke-Gilman Trail on Northeast Blakeley Street near Northeast 45th Place.