Issaquah History Museums



Looking back: Corner of Front and Sunset

Looking back: Corner of Front and Sunset

Published in the Issaquah Press on July 22, 1998 In 1917, the Francis family sells the Bellevue Hotel to Wilson Tibbetts, who starts an automotive garage in the building. Tibbetts soon sells to Case and Lee Hepler and, sometime around 1919, the front of the old hotel...
Looking back: Corner of Front and Sunset

Looking back: Corner of Front and Sunset

Published in the Issaquah Press on July 29, 1998 As our trek through time nears modern day, we find that the southeast corner of the Front Street and Sunset Way intersection has evolved a great deal since the Bellevue Hotel first stood there in 1888. After the Ford...
Looking back: Bank of Issaquah

Looking back: Bank of Issaquah

Published in the Issaquah Press on August 5, 1998 Banks will be the topic of Looking Back for the next few weeks. The top photo is the very first bank in Issaquah, appropriately called First Bank. It was founded by W.W. Sylvester and located in what was then the old...
Looking back: Bank of Issaquah

Looking back: Bank of Issaquah

Published in the Issaquah Press on August 12, 1998 If you’ve ever wondered why the west side of Front Street has wider sidewalks than the east side, the answer lies in this 1910 photograph of the Bank of Issaquah. Located at 111 Front St. N., where the Bicycle...
Looking back: Bank of Issaquah

Looking back: Bank of Issaquah

Published in the Issaquah Press on August 19, 1998 The Bank of Issaquah was well on its way to becoming one of the primary professional hubs for the community in 1914. At the time this photo was taken, Dr. O.A. Kells had recently opened his office on the second floor...