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City of Seattle Records
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.
992297

992297

Audit of Treasurer's Office by J. H. Parsons. Isaac Parker was the previous Treasurer. Parsons found shortages but the report was not yet completed, as it was difficult complete the audit as records before June 6 1889 were burned in the Great Fire. See full description in Digital Collections

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992307

992307

Petition of 37 business people and merchants to prohibit peddling of fruit and candy. They claimed it interfered with their business and was annoying to citizens when peddlers went house-to-house. See full description in Digital Collections

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3 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 33% transcribed, 33% needs review)
992308

992308

Petition of 21 property owners on Pine Street against grading of Pine Street and Twelvth Street any deeper than what the surveyor established. See full description in Digital Collections

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992319

992319

Petition from 17 residents and property owners for a six inch water main on Pearl Street between Main and Cullen Streets. The Water Works Department estimated it would cost about $900. The Board of Public Works made a favorable recommendation and the committee on Fire and Water recommended...

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992330

992330

Petition against opening and grading of Pontius Street. The petitioners stated there was not enough developed property on the street to merit the improvements. See full description in Digital Collections

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992332

992332

Petition by property owners of Lake Street for street lights from Lake and Depot north for seven blocks. The City Council recommended granting the petition. The Corporation Council noted that the Charter required an ordinance for lights required the location be designated. See full description...

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992333

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992335

992335

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992349

992349

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992350

992350

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