Issaquah History Museums



Looking back: Bellevue Hotel

Looking back: Bellevue Hotel

Published in the Issaquah Press on June 24, 1988 Thousands drive by the intersection of Front Street and Sunset Way each day, giving the downtown intersection (below) a thoroughly modern, busy feel despite nearby architecture from the old days. However, the corner has...
Looking back: Bellevue Hotel

Looking back: Bellevue Hotel

Published in the Issaquah Press on July 1, 1988 The Bellevue Hotel, at the southeast corner of the intersection between Front Street and Sunset Way, was quite a landmark in the early 1900’s. This photo, taken around 1912, shows that the entrance to the hotel was...
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: Hepler Motors

Looking back: Hepler Motors

Published in the Issaquah Press on July 22, 1998 The original site of the 1888 Bellevue Hotel at the corner of Front Street and Sunset Way became home to a Ford dealership, Hepler Motors, in the late 1940s. The last standing portion of the hotel was removed and a new...