Throwback Thursday: Then and Now

Today’s Throwback Thursday post, courtesy of our news partners at The Seattle Times, features a glimpse into the past of a home still standing on the corner of 4th Ave NW and NW 60th St.

According to the report, the home was built in the 1890s most likely by carpenter-contractor Rasmus “Robert” Jensen who stands on the front porch in the photo below with his wife, Marie, and their daughter, Anna.


Below you can see Susan Pierce and her son Andy standing in front of the same home today. Pierce and Andy live in the home that stands directly east across Fourth Ave from the former Jensen residence.


Pierce has been documenting the history of the West Woodland area on her blog Vintage West Woodland and via organization’s Facebook page.

Thank you Sue for sharing these photos and information with the My Ballard team. Photos courtesy of MOHAI and The Seattle Times.

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