The Highline Historical Society (we’re members – join here) has unveiled an exhibit of 54 historic photographs at the Burien Community Center, with interesting images of early settlers, local schools, homes, businesses and other scenes.
The photos, which will be on display until Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, were selected from the Society’s collections, span from the turn of the last century up to 1970, and include portraits of early settlers as well as photos of Sunnydale and other schools, early homes and businesses, a forested Lake Burien, Three Tree Point, the Toonerville Trolley and The Hi-Liners.
Here’s one example, taken at a July 4th picnic in 1913 at Lake Burien School (click on image to see larger version):

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We love looking at cool old pics, especially ones taken long ago in areas we’re familiar with. Oftentimes, upon closer examination though, we find odd things, like these two “people” we found in the photo above:
Is this proof that a Werewolf once hung around Lake Burien?

And why is a headless person sitting up in a tree?

The exhibit, worth seeing just to check out period clothing as well as odd-looking B-Town settlers, will be available for public viewing during the Community Center’s open hours:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:30am – 8pm
  • Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

The community center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW, in the recently-renovated building that once housed the library.
Highline Historical Society is a 16-year old non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and telling the stories of Highline. The bulk of the Society’s collections are in storage pending the construction of the Highline Heritage Museum in Burien. For more information visit the Society’s web site at]]>

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One reply on “Historical Local Photos On Display At Burien Community Center Until Nov. 2nd”

  1. In very old group photographs, the photographer used an exposure of 30 seconds or more, so anyone who moved during that 30 second period became distorted (the werewolf) or turned into a blur (the headless guy).

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