• Souvenir of Rainier National Park, Washington, 1913

    Souvenir of Rainier National Park, Washington, 1913

    Collection of colored photographs of Mount Rainier National Park. Photographs taken by F. H. Nowell, Curtis & Miller, H. L. Toles, Asahel Curtis, and Romans Photographic Company. Booklet is undated; some photographs are copyrighted 1913.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2226125

    Date: 1913

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  • The Story of Hooverville, in Seattle, 1935

    The Story of Hooverville, in Seattle, 1935

    Typescript of memoir written by Jesse Jackson, the "mayor" of Seattle's Hooverville, a homeless encampment which stood from 1931 to 1941 at the site of the former Skinner and Eddy Shipyard in Seattle's industrial district. This typescript was presented to The Seattle Public Library by the author.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2718576

    Date: 1935

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  • Seward Park, the pride of Rainier Valley, 1915

    Seward Park, the pride of Rainier Valley, 1915

    "The queen of Rainier Valley parks, the largest and finest park in the city, and one of the finest in the world is Seward park, consisting of a heavily wooded peninsula jutting into Lake Washington from land contiguous to Columbia and Hillman. It is almost surrounded by water. So far, the park is in its wild state except for a picnic ground and many charming foot paths cut out by the City Park department. The plans which the Park Department have for its ultimate improvement will not mar its pristine glory, but will rather be designed to emphasize and enhance the beauty of the natural features. Its extent is so great that no charm of hill or vale, water or sky, wood or meadow is missing. It even has a beautiful little lake nestling in its bosom. The photograph shows a portion of the picnic ground at the entrance of the park, the slightly sloping beach and excellent opportunities for bathing and boating."

    Identifier: spl_saw_557542_p23

    Date: 1915

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  • How Seattle Changed Its Face, 1975

    How Seattle Changed Its Face, 1975

    A brief summary of the history of regrading projects in Seattle, written by the City Engineering Department.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2085906

    Date: 1975

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  • The Insane in Washington Territory, 1914

    The Insane in Washington Territory, 1914

    A history of treatment for the mentally ill in Washington Territory.

    Identifier: spl_saw_556156

    Date: 1914

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  • Political Map of Seattle : Showing Precincts, Port and County Commissioner, State Representative and State Senatorial Districts, 1916

    Political Map of Seattle : Showing Precincts, Port and County Commissioner, State Representative and State Senatorial Districts, 1916

    Map of Seattle showing boundaries of precincts and political districts.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2352897

    Date: 1916

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  • The University Residential District of Seattle, Washington, 1951

    The University Residential District of Seattle, Washington, 1951

    A study of the effects of the University of Washington on the residential land uses of the nearby University District.

    Identifier: spl_saw_1974229

    Date: 1951

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  • Mountain Moving in Seattle, 1930

    Mountain Moving in Seattle, 1930

    Reprint of article from July, 1930 issue of Harvard Business Review discussing the Denny Regrade, one of several projects to level hills in Seattle. Includes maps of Denny Hill Regrades Number One and Two.

    Identifier: spl_saw_321419

    Date: 1930

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  • Seattle Since the Fire, December 1889

    Seattle Since the Fire, December 1889

    Article from Christmas Supplement 1889 issue of Washington Magazine, describing building construction in and economic growth of Seattle after the Great Fire of June 1889. Includes descriptions of several Seattle neighborhoods and suburbs, including the residential districts along Yesler Avenue and Madison Street, Ravenna Park, Queen Anne, Fremont, and West Seattle.

    Identifier: spl_saw_830497_xmas1889

    Date: 1889-12

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  • History of Ballard, 1937

    History of Ballard, 1937

    Brief history of Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, published by the West Coast Improvement Company, the primary real estate developer of early Ballard.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2147870

    Date: 1937

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