Pike Place Market Historical District Records, 1971-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Urban Conservation
Title
Pike Place Market Historical District Records
Dates
1971-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.25 cubic feet, (25 boxes)
Collection Number
5754-D
Summary
Minutes, correspondence, reports, memos, case files, and other materials related to the Pike Place Market Historical District and its oversight board.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Office of Urban Conservation was created in 1975 as part of the Department of Community Development (DCD). It was founded in an era of citizen protests against a proposed urban renewal program that would have demolished Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market. The office’s mandate was to coordinate Seattle’s historic preservation programs and administer the city’s landmark boards and historic districts. When DCD was abolished in 1992, the office became the Historic Preservation Program in the Department of Neighborhoods.

Pike Place Market was established in 1907 to give local farmers a venue in which to sell their produce. It thrived for decades, but began to decline during World War II due to the effects of a major fire and the internment of Japanese American farmers. In the 1960s, urban renewal plans aimed to demolish the market and replace it with office towers and apartments. Citizen opposition, led by architect Victor Steinbrueck, managed to derail the scheme. A 1971 ballot measure sponsored by a group called Friends of the Market was passed, leading to the market’s preservation as part of a Market Historical District and listing on the National Register. Today the market is the oldest continuously operating public market in the United States, as well as the most historically authentic. The Office of Urban Conservation, and later the Historic Preservation Program, provided staffing to the Pike Place Market Historical Commission.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes, correspondence, reports, memos, and other materials related to the Pike Place Market Historical District. Series are described more fully below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], [Title of collection], Record Series 5754-D[X]. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

5754-D1:  Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes, 1971-2012Return to Top

4.4 cubic feet , (11 boxes)

Minutes and agendas documenting regular and special meetings of the Pike Place Market Historical Commission. The minutes report on issues discussed, tasks assigned, and actions taken, and include lists of board members and Office of Urban Conservation staff present. Board business primarily concerned consideration of applications for approval of architectural modifications and changes of use in the Market. Other subjects include District design guidelines, private development projects, parking, and building heights.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1971
1/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1972
1/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1973
1/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1974
1/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1975
1/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1975
1/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1976
1/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1977
2/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1978
2/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1978
2/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1979
2/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1979
2/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1980
2/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1980
3/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1981
3/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1981
3/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1982
3/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1982
3/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1983
3/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1984
3/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1985
4/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1985
4/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1986
4/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1986
4/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1987
4/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1987
4/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1988
4/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1988
4/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1989
4/9
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1989
5/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1990
5/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1990
5/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1991
5/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1991
5/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1992
5/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1992
5/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1993
5/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1993
5/9
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
1994
6/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1995
6/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1995
6/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1996
6/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1996
6/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1997
6/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1997
6/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan. - Jun.)
1998
6/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
1998
7/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan -Jun.)
1999
7/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul.-Dec.)
1999
7/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan.-Jun.)
2000
7/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul.-Dec.)
2000
7/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan.-Jun.)
2001
7/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul.-Dec.)
2001
7/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan.-Jun.)
2002
7/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul.-Dec.)
2002
8/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jan.-Jun.)
2003
8/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes (Jul. - Dec.)
2003
8/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2004
8/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2005
8/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2006
8/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2007
8/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2008
8/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2009
8/9
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2010
9/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1972
9/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1973
9/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1974
9/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1975
9/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1976
9/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1977
9/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1978
9/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1979
9/9
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1980
9/10
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1981
9/11
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1982
9/12
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1983
9/13
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1984
9/14
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1985
9/15
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1986
9/16
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1987
10/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1988
10/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1989
10/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1990
10/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1991
10/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1992
10/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1995
10/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1996
10/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1997
10/9
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1998
11/1
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
1999
11/2
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2000
11/3
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2001
11/4
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2002
11/5
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2003
11/6
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2004
11/7
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2005
11/8
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2006
11/9
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2007
11/10
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2008
11/11
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2009
11/12
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2010
11/13
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2011
11/14
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2011
11/15
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Minutes
2012
11/16
Pike Place Market Historical Commission Agendas
2012

5754-D2:  Pike Place Market Historical District Subject Files, 1971-2000Return to Top

4.8 cubic feet , (12 boxes)

Correspondence, memos, reports, clippings, and other materials relating to issues affecting the District.

The files are arranged into two subseries:
  • Subseries 1: Subject files
  • Subseries 2: Case files
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Subject files
Materials addressing general topics relating to the Market and/or discussed by the Market Historical Commission. Topics include the controversy over allowing food carts in the Market, daystall rule revisions, potential uses for the Parcel B drugstore site, street improvements, the acquisition of parcel PC-1, and appointments to the Market Historical Commission. The subseries also contains listings of all businesses in the Market from 1981 to 1986.
Box/Folder
1/1
Board Appointments
1971-1972
1/2
Board Appointments
1972-1974
1/3
Board Appointments
1975
1/4
Board Appointments
1976-1977
1/5
Board Appointments
1978
1/6
Board Appointments
1979
1/7
Board Appointments
1980
1/8
Board Appointments
1981-1982
1/9
Board Appointments
1983-1985
1/10
Board Appointments
1986
1/11
Board Rosters
1976-1990
1/12
Boundary Increase
1993
1/13
Building Heights
1985
1/14
Burlington Northern
1974-1975
1/15
Burlington Northern
1976-1978
12/1
Cafe Phoenicia Appeal
1990-1991
1/16
City Attorney - Appeals
1977-1980
1/17
City Attorney - Opinions on Change of Use
1972-1980
1/18
City Attorney - Opinions on Design Changes
1975-1979
1/19
City Attorney - Opinions on Procedures
1972-1980
1/20
Correspondence
1972-1979
1/21
Daystalls - Hildt Agreement
1992-1993
2/1
Daystalls - Hildt Agreement
1992-1993
2/2
Daystalls - Hildt Agreement
1993-1995
2/3
Daystalls - Hildt Agreement
1998-1999
2/4
Daystalls - Rules
1992
2/5
Daystalls - Rules
1994-1996
2/6
Daystalls - Rules
1996-2000
2/7
Design Guidelines
1972-1973
2/8
Design Guidelines
1977-1978
2/9
Design Guidelines
1979
2/10
Design Guidelines
1980-1982
3/1
Desimone Board Room
1973-1982
3/2
Discrimination Complaint
1996-1999
3/3
Drugstore Site
1978-1979
3/4
Drugstore Site
1980-1981
3/5
Drugstore Site
1981-1982
3/6
Drugstore Site
1981-1982
3/7
Drugstore Site
1981-1982
3/8
Fix / Madore Buildings
1978-1980
3/9
F.O.O.D. Depot
1980
3/10
Food Carts
1982
3/11
Food Carts
1982
3/12
Food Carts
1982
3/13
Food Carts
1982
3/14
Food Carts
1982-1983
3/15
Food Carts
1983
3/16
Food Carts
1985
3/17
Food Carts - News Clippings
1982-1983
3/18
Grandfathering
1972-1982
4/1
Graphics
n.d.
4/2
Handicapped Accessibility
1982
4/3
Hearing Examiner Appeals
1978-1980
4/4
Hillclimb
1983
4/5
Invitations
1979-1982
4/6
Jurisdiction Issues (Commission / PDA)
1990-1992
4/7
Longshoremen’s Building
1977
12/2
Lungomare Appeal
2001
4/8
Market Agenda for the ‘80s
1983
4/9
Market Agenda for the ‘80s - Steering Committee
1983
4/10
Market Businesses
1981
4/11
Market Businesses
1982
4/12
Market Businesses
1983
4/13
Market Businesses
1984
4/14
Market Businesses
1985
4/15
Market Businesses
1986
4/16
Market Place North
1978
4/17
Market Place North - News Clippings
1978-1982
12/3
Montage Lawsuit
1997
4/18
Municipal Market Building Rehabilitation Feasibility Study
1973
4/19
National Register Nomination
1973
4/20
Newport Hotel
1981
4/21
Ordinance Revisions
1971-1983
4/22
Other Markets - Eastern Market, Washington DC
1980
4/23
Other Markets - Granville Island, Vancouver
n.d.
5/1
Parcel MC-1
1981-1982
5/2
Parcel PC-1 (includes plans)
1985-1987
5/3
Parcel PC-1 (includes plans and photos)
1987-1988
5/4
Parcel PC-1
1987-1989
5/5
Parcel PC-1 (includes plans)
1987-1989
5/6
Parcel PC-1
1989
5/7
Parcel PC-1 (includes plans)
1990
5/8
Parcel PC-1 (includes plans)
1990
6/1
Parcel PC-1
1997-1998
6/2
Parcel PC-1 - Guidelines
1986-1990
6/3
Parcel PC-1 - Guidelines
1990-1991
6/4
Parcel PC-2
1978-1979
6/5
Parking (includes plans and photos)
1990-1994
6/6
PPMHC Correspondence
1971-1972
6/7
PPMHC Correspondence
1972
6/8
PPMHC Correspondence
1973
6/9
PPMHC Correspondence
1974
7/1
PPMHC Correspondence
1975
7/2
PPMHC Correspondence
1976-1979
7/3
Pike Place Merchants Association
1971-1972
7/4
Pike Place Merchants Association
1973
7/5
Pike Place Merchants Association
1974
7/6
Pike Place Merchants Association
1974
7/7
Pike Place Merchants Association
1975
7/8
Pike Project
n.d.
7/9
Policy Discussions
1979-1980
7/10
PDA - Charter
1973
7/11
PDA - Charter Revision
1991-1992
7/12
PDA - Charter Revision
1991-1992
7/13
PDA - Charter Revision
1992
7/14
PDA - Neighborhood Matching Grant
1993
8/1
R Block Cherry Tree
1977
8/2
Ramon Pelaez Memorial Fund
1973
8/3
Seattle Housing Authority - Western Avenue Project
1979-1982
12/4
Sidran Campaign Office - Emails
2001
12/5
Sidran Campaign Office - Hearing Examiner
2001
12/6
Sidran Campaign Office - News Articles
2001
12/7
Sidran Campaign Office - Superior Court
2001
12/8
Sidran Campaign Office - Superior Court
2001
12/9
Sidran Campaign Office - Superior Court
2001
8/4
Street & Lighting Improvements
1974-1976
8/5
Street & Lighting Improvements
1977
8/6
Street & Lighting Improvements
1978-1982
8/7
Street & Lighting Improvements - Sodium Lights
1977-1981
8/8
Sunday Openings
1984-1985
8/9
Tile Project
1985-1987
8/10
Traffic & Parking
1977-1981
8/11
Urban Group Lawsuit
1989-1990
8/12
Urban Group Lawsuit
1990-1994
8/13
Urban Renewal - Street Vacation
1978
8/14
Warranty Deed
1993
8/15
Wycoff Building
1973
Subseries 2: Case files
Files on businesses that were located in the Market or that unsuccessfully applied for Market space. They contain correspondence, business proposals, applications for change of use, and the like. Some files include documents relating to earlier businesses that operated in the same location as the business named in the file title.
Box/Folder
9/1
Alberg Cherries
1985
9/2
Alki Associates
1981-1982
9/3
Arts Northwest Gallery
1978-1983
9/4
Bahai Northwest
1980-1984
9/5
Budget Tapes & Records
1984
9/6
Burger King
1983
9/7
The Cannery
1985-1986
9/8
The Cleansing Bar
1984
9/9
Clinton Street Quarterly
1982-1986
9/10
The Con Shop
1977-1978
9/11
The Cornucopia
1980-1981
9/12
Council Thrift Store
1978-1980
9/13
Courtyard Cafe
1973-1987
9/14
Cultural Systems
1979-1980
9/15
DeFlicks
1985
9/16
Digital Pacific
1979-1981
9/17
18-9 Design
1985
9/18
Espresso a la Carte
1985
9/19
Francis Adams Sewing Shop
1978
9/20
G.O. Guy Drugstore
1981-1984
9/21
G.O. Guy Drugstore
1984
9/22
G.O. Guy Drugstore - Plans
1984
10/1
Gemstones Northwest
1984
10/2
Gourmet to Go
1985
10/3
Herb Farm
1988
10/4
The Hope Chest
1986-1988
10/5
Horsemeat Market
1978
10/6
International News
1985
10/7
Kathryn’s Kitchen
1983
10/8
Gary Kennedy (Metal Plating)
1979
10/9
Key Computing
1985
10/10
La Mesa Encantada
1983
10/11
Las Hamacas
1987
10/12
Loven Spoonful
1975-1977
10/13
Market Art Gallery
1983
10/14
Market Bingo
1978-1980
10/15
Market Times
1987
10/16
Matthews & Henry Architects
1982
10/17
McCudden Architects
1978-1983
10/18
Mexican Fonda Restaurant
1983
10/19
Mi-Sha Interprizes
1982-1983
10/20
Pasta Factory & Eatery
1983
10/21
Peet’s Coffee Company
1987
10/22
Pike Place Cleaners
1983-1985
10/23
Pike Place Historical Film Society
1985-1988
10/24
Pike Place Ministry
1985
10/25
Post Alley Antiques
1977-1983
10/26
Pike Place Word Processing
1978-1986
10/27
Pippin
1980-1985
10/28
Place Cards Inc.
1983
11/1
Place Pigalle
1977
11/2
Post Alley Public House
1984
11/3
Dr. J.M. Prichard
1973-1978
11/4
Provender Alliance
1979-1980
11/5
Ranch Meats
1975-1978
11/6
Rosalie Cantrell Hair Salon
1975-1981
11/7
The Rose Bush
1979-1980
11/8
Salvation Army Thrift Shop
1975-1977
11/9
Sanara
1973-1984
11/10
Sasquatch
1978-1980
11/11
Scandia Café
1976
11/12
Seattle in Style
1985
11/13
Seattle Indian Arts & Crafts
1984-1985
11/14
Shavey, DeGrasse, & Shavey, Architects
1977
11/15
Slavic Deli
1981-1983
11/16
The Snippet Company
1979-1981
11/17
Sticks & Stones & Things With Bones
1985
11/18
Super Satellite Services
1986
11/19
TBA
1986
11/20
Television / Wear on Earth
1984
11/21
This Place
1980-1989
11/22
Trinity Galleries
1981-1983
11/23
Walker & Associates
1978-1979
11/24
We Hats
1985
11/25
WeWaSea / Solar West
1978-1981
11/26
Wholly Cow
1983-1985

5754-D3:  Pike Place Market Business Relocation Cards, 1975Return to Top

0.25 cubic foot , (1 box)

Index cards created in the planning process for the large-scale rehabilitation of the Market in the 1970s. Cards were created for each business in the Market to document how they were planning to operate during the construction (i.e., move to a temporary location, close temporarily and reopen after rehabilitation, etc.). Cards list business name, address, owner/manager, type of business, rent and utility payments, and other business information. The series serves as a snapshot of all the businesses operating in the Market at this point in time.

5754-D4:  Pike Place Market Historical District Prints and Negatives, 1973-1981Return to Top

0.2 cubic foot , (1 box)

Photographic material documenting Pike Place Market during the 1970s and 1980s. Images include dynamic street scenes of the market area, market interiors including vendors and stalls, and market exteriors including construction and rehabilitation. Also includes portraits of key people such as the Director of the Pike Project office, the Director of the Merchant Association, the Market Historical Commission architect, Save the Market activists, Market vendors, Urban Renewal representatives, and the former director of the PDA.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Pike Place Market - Interior Prints
1973-1981
1/2
Pike Place Market - Exterior and Street Scenes - Prints
1973-1981
1/3
Pike Place Market - Portraits - Prints
1973-1981
1/4
Pike Place Market Negatives
1973-1981

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Community development--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Historic buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Historic preservation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Markets--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Urban renewal--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Urban Conservation
  • Pike Place Market (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Pike Place Market Historical Commission
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)