The Highline postcard design and illustration was inspired by the history of the Highland Park and Lake Burien streetcar also known as the Toonerville trolly. The postcard design consists of a digital double sided print on Accent Opaque 120lb cover stock, the finish is un-coated and is FSC certified. All post card purchases include first class postage valid inside the United States. 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