On Tuesdays, we publish a vintage postcard from Green Lake’s past. These postcards were generously shared with us by Green Lake residents Mark and Mary Griffin. (You can find previously-published postcards here, here, and here – sorry we missed last Tuesday!) This week’s card is an aerial view of Green Lake. It was mailed in Bellingham on July 5, 1949. The northwest part of the lake and park can be seen, including the Green Lake Bathhouse (now home to The Seattle Public Theater) and west Green Lake beach.
The postcard is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Gosling at 1128 18th Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The back of the postcard reads:
Dear, Winnie + family We are in Bellingham on our way to Vancouver. Will be home soon love to all Albert + Florence.
You can read about life in Green Lake during the 1940s here. Do you have historic postcards or photographs of Green Lake that you would like to share? Please drop us a line at tips [at] mygreenlake.com.