During the 1960s, Seattle thrived and the population increases significantly, because of the massive housing boom. African-Americans became the largest minority group in the city. The government passed laws against discrimination against minorities when renting or selling real estate.
The World’s Fair of 1962, also known as The Century 21 Exposition brought international attention and improved the local economy. Over ten million visitors from around the globe visited Seattle. As more and more people moved out of the suburbs, the government decided to redesign the waterfront. Three major waterfront businesses, the Edgewater Hotel, Trident Imports, and the Polynesian Restaurant, all opened, and new pedestrian walkways and piers were built.
Here below are some stunning vintage photos that will take you back to 1960s Seattle.