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To West Seattle by Streetcar: 1916 to 1940

Saturday, January 23, 2021 | All Events (see all)

Join us for an exploration of West Seattle’s streetcar history from 1916 to 1940 with Mike Bergman. This virtual lecture will cover the construction of the streetcar system and the many ways in which it influenced West Seattle’s development and growth in the first half of the 20th century.

From an early age, Mike Bergman was interested in Seattle’s transportation history – especially the city’s bridges, railroads, and public transit systems. Mike joined a transit consulting firm shortly after graduating from UW, followed by tenures at, both, King County Metro and Sound Transit. Following his retirement in 2016, Mike has maintained a strong interest in local transit and transportation history. He is a volunteer at the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive (PNRA) and has organized PNRA’s large collection of material on the Seattle Municipal Railway. He is the president of the Tacoma Chapter- National Railway Historical Society, and regularly contributes articles of local historical interest to The Trainsheet, the chapter’s monthly newsletter.

Registration for this event is closed. Please click here to watch the live stream on Historic Seattle’s YouTube channel on January 23rd at 11:00 am.

If you do not receive the event confirmation email (sent Friday, January 22 at 1:30 pm), please contact Taelore Rhoden, Community Events Manager, at [email protected].

Historic Seattle’s virtual programming is funded in part by a grant from the Eldridge Campbell Stockton Fund for Washington of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


January 23, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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