The Highline postcard design and illustration was inspired by the history of the Highline pacific Lake Burien streetcar also known as the Toonerville trolly. The 11″ × 14″ poster design is digitally printed on Accent Opaque 100lb cover stock, finish is un-coated and FSC Certified. Item is shipped flat.
The Highline area is named after the Highland Park and Lake Burien Railway. The HP&LB was conceived as part of a real estate venture aimed at developing what was then the sparsely populated hinterlands North of Lake Burien. The line was started in 1911 by combining two previous franchises and completed and opened by mid-1912. Lake Burien property owners pooled their money to purchase a streetcar from Seattle, and the track was laid following the path of least resistance.
"Our Burien" by Esther Balzarini
"The Street Railway Era in Seattle" by Leslie Blanchard