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Dating from the 1870s to the first few years of the 20th century, these records contain glimpses into the lives and activities of a growing Seattle. In letters, petitions, reports, claims, bids, and early City ordinances, City of Seattle activities are documented through the voices of Seattle residents and City officials struggling to address the many issues faced by a city experiencing enormous growth and change. You'll find material relating to the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, the development of the water supply and sewer systems, the Fire and Police Departments, grading and street improvements, housing, public health, and many other issues, especially as they relate to the rapid growth of a large city.
9106_03_001_032

9106_03_001_032

City of Ballard: Census See full description on Digital Collections website.

44 pages: 0% indexed, 91% transcribed
990056

990056

Petition of 23 residents near Ash and John Streets for corner street light. See full description in Digital Collections

3 pages: 0% indexed, 33% transcribed, 67% needs review
990081

990081

Four citizens petitioned the Council to have water mains installed on Harrison from Rollin Street to Bismark and south on Bismark. See full description in Digital Collections

6 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
990089

990089

Seventy-four property owners and residents in South Seattle petitioned Council to stop the Bellevue House from selling liquor. Reports from various committees are listed in the back of the petition. See full description in Digital Collections

5 pages: 20% indexed, 80% transcribed, 20% needs review
990114

990114

Five residents living east of Rainier Street and south of Jackson Street petitioned the Council for water mains. Their only source of water was from two springs, one just below a stable and the other 100 yards from a cesspool. See full description in Digital Collections

7 pages: 14% indexed, 86% transcribed, 14% needs review
990201

990201

The Committee on Fire and Water reported on a petition requesting permission to enclose their tent with glass and iron. The Committee reported that "sojourners in tents" should be allowed to put up roofs of corrugated iron but not walls. See full description in Digital Collections

3 pages: 0% indexed, 67% transcribed, 33% needs review
990208

990208

Louis Bockmann petitioned the Council for a refund on his liquor license. His saloon was destroyed by the June 6, 1889 fire. See full description in Digital Collections

3 pages: 0% indexed, 67% transcribed, 33% needs review
990359

990359

Charles Hart and others filed a petition requesting that a sewer be installed along Cedar St. from Fourth Street to Water Street. The Board of Health recommended that the request be granted. The Committee on Sewers and Drainage also requested the granting of the same. See full description in...

6 pages: 0% indexed, 67% transcribed, 33% needs review
990389

990389

A group of 38 citizens petitioned for the removal of a building from the foot of Main Street. The request was granted. See full description in Digital Collections

4 pages: 0% indexed, 75% transcribed, 25% needs review
990442

990442

A petition signed by approximately 22 citizens was submitted requesting the construction of a sewer along Cedar Street, from the waterfront to Fourth. See full description in Digital Collections

3 pages: 0% indexed, 67% transcribed, 33% needs review
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