Mrs. William "Bertha" Rehmke (left) and Mrs. Otto "Ellen" Pautzke (1868-1960) rest with their bicycles on the northeast corner of North Main Street and Sixth Avenue in this circa 1908 Pautzke photograph. Mrs. Rehmke was the wife of well-known Ellensburg businessman William Rehmke and Mrs. Pautzke was the wife and partner of Otto Pautzke, long time local photographer. The Pautzkes lived at 608 North Main Street. The large house (center right) 606 North Main, was the home of Dr. Paschal Gray. It is currently (2002) the Meadowlark Farm Gift Shop and Bed & Breakfast. The houses on the left have been replaced was businesses and gas stations. The large white house (center left) was the R. B. Wilson home (1886-1968) built in 1886 by the Northern Pacific Railroad contactor Nelson Bennett. Broad wood sidewalks and unpaved streets were characteristic features of early Ellensburg.Cabinet Card Photocopy printed in gold lettering "Pautzke Extra Fine, Ellensburg, Wash."
Pautzke, Otto W., "Bicycling on North Main Street I" (1908). Ellensburg History Photographs. 144.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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