Three new additions on the Flickr page:
1 KINNEAR (1975)
4 MONTLAKE (1975)
13 – 19th AVE (1975)
The 1 KINNEAR and 13 – 19th AVE maps show part of the original trolley wiring plan in downtown Seattle. Inbound from Kinnear Park, the 1 operated on First Avenue to Pike Street, then eastbound on Pike to 5th Avenue and then east on Spring Street to 9th Avenue where the 1 would then continue as either the 12 E. CHERRY/26th AVE. S. (today’s 3/4 routes) or the 13 – 19th AVE. (today’s 12). From First Hill to Kinnear Park, the 1 ran westbound on Madison Street to 6th Avenue, then north to Union Street and west to First Avenue.
The 4 MONTLAKE is the predecessor of today’s route 43. By 1975, the 4 MONTLAKE had been dieselized, but it retained its trolley era routing in downtown Seattle. The 4 usually arrived in downtown Seattle from Queen Anne Hill/Seattle Center East via 3rd Avenue. After making a left turn off 3rd Avenue at Pike Street, the 4 MONTLAKE followed Pike all the way to Madison Street and then 23rd Avenue East to Montlake and the University District. The 4’s University District terminal was right next to the future Link station at 45th & Brooklyn.
In 1975, the 4 MONTLAKE was the only one-seat ride between Capitol Hill/First Hill and the University of Washington. With weekday headways in the 20 to 30 minute range, it suggests that Capitol Hill wasn’t as popular an area for student living as it is today. Also, the 48 – 23rd AVENUE EAST route had started service in the late 1960s to offer service between the University District/Montlake and the Central District.