SUNDAY: Morgan Street Drive-In Market starts off SouthWest Stories

Chances are you only know the Morgan Street Drive-In Market from that mural on the west side of the building on the southwest corner of Morgan and California – if at all. Tomorrow (Sunday, March 20th) is your chance to get to know it much better. As first previewed here four weeks ago, urban historian Rob Ketcherside is the first presenter in the new Southwest Seattle Historical Society series SouthWest Stories, and he’ll be talking about the market, seen in this 1937 assessor’s photo:
It’s on the site where West Seattle Thriftway [WSB sponsor] is now, and was at the time part of a trend toward “drive-in markets.” Whether you drive, walk, bicycle, bus, or find some other way to get there, be at the High Point Library at 2 pm (sooner, since it’s first-come, first-served for seating) tomorrow. (The Seattle Public Library, by the way, is co-sponsoring the series; see its future monthly guest speakers and topics on the SWSHS website.)

1 Reply to "SUNDAY: Morgan Street Drive-In Market starts off SouthWest Stories"

  • miws March 20, 2016 (5:43 pm)

    Enjoyed this event very much today. 

    Actually learned some things about Seattle grocery store history, including grocery company names I don’t ever recall hearing before. 

    Huge thanks to Rob Ketcherside,  Clay Eals and everyone else at Southwest Seattle Historical Society, Highpoint Library,  and everyone else that contributed, especially the 68 years married couple that shared their memories of the Morgan Street Drive-In Public Market.


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