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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.
990637

990637

Petitions were submitted protesting the moving of Engine No. 2 to Belltown. The Board of Delegates of the Seattle Fire Department asserted that the move would endanger the "business portion" of the City. See full description in Digital Collections

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990639

990639

George W. Dornbach wrote to the Council requesting information on the extension of Main Street, since the work would affect his house and property. IHis house was in Kauffman's Addition. See full description in Digital Collections

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990642

990642

Fire Company No. 4 in North Seattle requested a fire engine and other apparatus. Even though the City Coucil recognized them as a fire company they had not been funished and fire apparatus. See full description in Digital Collections

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990643

990643

A petition was submitted protesting the removal of Engine Company No. 2 to North Seattle. See full description in Digital Collections

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990647

990647

Three citizens with property on Eighth Street between King and Wilard Streets complained to the City Council about the condition of the streets and requested that the streets be improved as soon as possible. See full description in Digital Collections

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990651

990651

Allmond & Phillips offered to recast the broken fire bell in the No. 2 Engine House. See full description in Digital Collections

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990652

990652

The Board of Fire Delegates voted to pay $100 to their secretary for his services over the previous year. See full description in Digital Collections

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990653

990653

The Board of Fire Delegates made recommendations on the purchase of new equipment, the location of Engine No. 2, payment of bills, and establishment of salaries. See full description in Digital Collections

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990657

990657

A petition, signed by approximately 80 citizens, was submitted requesting an alarm bell and two ladders for Engine Company No. 3, near Lake Union. The Committee on Fire and Water recommended that the purchases be made. See full description in Digital Collections

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990664

990664

A petition, signed by Gardner Kellogg and approximately 25 others, requested that an organized Fire Department be established. The petitioners submitted the by-laws of Portland's fire department as an example. See full description in Digital Collections

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