KIRO Newsradio historian Feliks Banel delivers his All Over The Map feature Friday mornings on Seattle's Morning News

All Over The Map

Interstate 5 under construction in Seattle in 1965; looking south from near the Chinatown-International District. (Johnny Closs/The Seattle Times via Wing Luke Museum) Undated “Seattle Tentative Freeway” map, circa late 1950s. (Wing Luke Museum Collection) Jackson Street Community Council newsletter from March 1954, looking ahead with trepidation to looming freeway construction. (Wing Luke Museum Collection) Advertisement for the Coast Hotel, one of the structures demolished for I-5 construction through the Chinatown-International District in the late 1950s/early 1960s. The Coast Hotel was listed in the “Green Book,” and welcomed Black guests when other Seattle hotels did not. (Courtesy Wing Luke Museum) Wing Luke Museum staffer Mikala Woodward (front) collaborated with Seattle artist Tessa Hulls on the exhibit, Nobody Lives Here: The People in the Path of Progress. The exhibit includes a map with glow-in-the-dark highlights to indicate where particular buildings and businesses once stood. (Feliks Banel/KIRO Newsradio)       Mikala Woodward (left) and Tessa Hulls stand under I-5 on King Street; a new exhibit at Wing Luke Museum reconstructs mostly forgotten elements of the neighborhood which were demolished to make way for the freeway more than 60 years ago. (Feliks Banel/KIRO Newsradio)
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