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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.
990832

990832

A petition, signed by three citizens, requested that a gas light be replaced at the corner of Fourth Street and Cherry Street or that they be refunded the Gas Tax they paid. The Committee on Gas recommended that the light be erected. See full description in Digital Collections

3 pages: 67% indexed, 100% transcribed
990833

990833

The Office of the City Engineer compiled a list of property owners on Front Street between Union Street and Yesler Avenue. See full description in Digital Collections

3 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
990844

990844

A petition, signed by 13 citizens, requested street lights at the intersections of Farm Street with John Street, Thomas Street, and Harrison Street. The petition was adopted. See full description in Digital Collections

4 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
990845

990845

A petition, signed by 34 citizens, requested a street light at the corner of Front Street and Wall Street. The petition was adopted. See full description in Digital Collections

4 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
990847

990847

A petition, signed by 5 citizens with property fronting on Fourteenth and Marion, requested that the sewer on Fourteenth Street be extended from Madison Street to Marion Street. The petition was rejected. See full description in Digital Collections

5 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
990848

990848

The First Christian Church of the City of Seattle petitioned the Council for its property. The property was sold due to back taxes. The petition argues that since the property was worth less than $5,000 then under the law the land was exempt from tax. The church demanded the land back from the...

5 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
990860

990860

The Committee on Fire and Water referred to the Board of Fire Commissioners the bids to supply the City with fire hose. See full description in Digital Collections

2 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
990861

990861

George Meister requested that a water main be layed in Pontius Addition. The Committee on Fire and Water reported favorably to his petition. See full description in Digital Collections

11 pages: 91% indexed, 100% transcribed
990862

990862

A petition, signed by 3 citizens, was submitted requesting that a water main be installed on Fountain Street between Waterton Street and Elaine Street. The Superintendent of Water Works and Committee on Fire and Water recommended that the petition be granted. See full description in Digital...

3 pages: 100% indexed, 100% transcribed
990863

990863

A petition, signed by 26 citizens, was submitted requesting a street light at the corner of Spring Street and Fourth Street. The Committee on Lights and the Board of Public Works reported favorably to the petition. See full description in Digital Collections

4 pages: 75% indexed, 100% transcribed
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