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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.
992248

992248

The County Assessor requested that the City fix an error in the tax assessment for Henry Bowen's property in Block 28 Heirs of S. A. Bells 2nd Addition and pay him a refund. The Committees on Judiciary recommended that the correction be made and the refund granted. See full description in Digital...

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992249

992249

The County Assessor requested that the City fix an error in the tax assessment for James Dignan's property in Block 4 Heirs of S. A. Bells 2nd Addition and pay him a refund. The Committees on Judiciary recommended that the correction be made and the refund granted. See full description in Digital...

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992251

J. Patterson & Company requested a partial refund of the fee that they paid for their liquor license. They were closing their business 9 months prior to the license's expiration date. The Committee on License and Revenue reported favorably to their request. See full description in Digital...

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992260

992260

A roster of the Police Department was compiled. See full description in Digital Collections

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992261

Police Chief George C. Monroe recommended 34 appointments to the Police Department. See full description in Digital Collections

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992262

Former Police Chief H. W. Thornton recommended that the Police Department require police officers to purchase their own uniforms, increase officers' salaries, and create a Detective Department. See full description in Digital Collections

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992271

A petition, sign by 5 citizens, requested the grading and construction of sidewalks along Cherry Street from the alley between Third Street and Fourth Street to Fifth Street. See full description in Digital Collections

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992275

The Committee on Printing reported on the progress of two printing contracts, one of which was for 1000 copies of the City Charter. See full description in Digital Collections

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992276

Marcus Pollasky asked the City Council to delay the sale of million dollars of municipal bonds. See full description in Digital Collections

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992277

The King County Deputy Assessor asked that the City reduce the tax assessment for Reuben Spaha's property. The Committee on Judiciary recommended that the reduction be made. See full description in Digital Collections

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