Wordless Wednesday, Downtown Mercer Island, 1960


Wordless Wednesday, Downtown Mercer Island, 1960

Downtown Mercer Island 1960


 This is a picture in the business district of downtown Mercer Island taken around 1960 from our family collection.  A lot has changed since then; the gas station and little house are gone.  Loads of mixed use retail/residential building has gone up.  One business from this picture is still there, the shoe repair.  Family owned since 1948 it’s passed down to another generation, with a third ready to follow. 



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Comment balloon 5 commentsDan Tabit • February 13 2013 03:55PM


Wow!  50 years ago it was quite a different world wasn't it?!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago

You'd think 1960 wasn't THAT long ago but it looks like a completely different town!

Posted by Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie, If you've been there lately, it sure doesn't look like this anymore. 

Hi Francine, If I didn't tell you where it was, would you recognize it?  I may take a current picture from the same angle to show all the change. 

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) over 6 years ago

Hi Dan, it would be great to see a photo of the place now compared to 1960.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 6 years ago

Very interesting old photograph.  I love all told cars.  Kind of reminds me of the Andy Griffith show with the old gas station, etc. Classic!

Posted by Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI (North Sky Realty LLC) over 6 years ago

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