Scarce vintage bird's-eye view of Seattle, published by the Kroll Map Company as a promotional for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce in 1925.
The view looks over the city facing the northeast. Downtown Seattle is in the foreground, with some of its larger landmark buildings rendered pictorially; the neighborhoods of Queen Anne and Capitol Hill labeled, as is Lake Union; Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Medina, and Bellevue are al shown and labeled; in the distance are the towns of Everett, and Vancouver, B.C., Kirkland, etc. The Cascade Mountains are shown in the background, with peaks and passes named. Mount Rainier is illustrated.
The caption within the map says:
Seattle is surrounded by water on three sides--Puget Sound (Pacific Ocean) on the west and north, and Lakes Union and Washington on the east. Principal hotels and hotel apartment houses are in the area bounded by Jackson Street on the south, First Avenue on the west, Eighth Avenue on the east, and Virginia Street on the north.
This relief map visualizes the topography of this city and section and indicates the location of a few outstanding points which visitors to the city should plan to see.
West Seattle, a very important section within the city limits of Seattle, is not shown on this map, due to restriction of space on this page. West Seattle has a population of 50,000 and is one of the most rapidly growing sections of the city. It not only has important industries on its waterfront but is a most desirable residential section with a commanding view of the Olympics, Puget Sound, and the Seattle Harbor. visitors should take a trip to West Seattle which forms a semi-circle around Seattle Harbor.