City of Georgetown Records, 1903-1910  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Georgetown (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
City of Georgetown Records
Dates
1903-1910 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.3 cubic ft., (2 boxes and 7 volumes)
Collection Number
9123
Summary
Records of the City of Georgetown, annexed by Seattle in 1910. The records date from 1903-1910 and include city council minutes, ordinances, petitions, contracts, resolutions, local improvement files, and property ownership records.
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
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The City of Georgetown was incorporated in January 1904 as a city of the third class. The City was divided into six wards with one person from each elected to City Council for a two-year term. One at-large councilperson was elected for a one-year term. The mayor was elected for a one-year term.

Other City officials included an attorney, clerk, treasurer, health officer, marshal, police judge, engineer, and superintendent of streets. The latter was appointed by the mayor and confirmed by Council and had the responsibility of overseeing the repairing, cleaning, grading, and extension of streets, gutters, sidewalks, and sewers. Street improvements were by far the primary focus of municipal activity.

The City contracted with the Georgetown Water Company for its municipal water supply. Electrical and street railway services were contracted for with the Snoqualmie Falls and White River Power Company (1904) and the Seattle Electric Company (1906).

The movement for annexation to the City of Seattle began in 1906 but did not gain significant support until 1909. Following presentation of a petition for an annexation vote, a special election was held on March 29, 1910. The annexation proposition passed with 389 votes in favor and 238 opposed. The City of Georgetown was officially consolidated with Seattle on April 4, 1910. It was the last of the small incorporated cities to be annexed to Seattle.

Georgetown was served by two Mayors: John Muller (1904-1909) and Auburn Slocum (1910).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The City of Georgetown Records, 1903-1910, include Council minutes, ordinances, resolutions, correspondence, City officials' reports, petitions, contracts, and local improvement files. Of particular interest are the property ownership records which provide the name and address of the owners of lots in specific additions in the City.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], City of Georgetown Records, Record Series 9123-[xx]. 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.

Series I (9123-01):  Council Minutes, 1904-1910Return to Top

2 volumes

Proceedings of the Georgetown City Council.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
Minutes
1904-1908
2
Minutes
1908-1910

Series II (9123-02):  Ordinances, 1904-1910Return to Top

3 volumes

Ordinances passed by the Georgetown City Council.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
Ordinances 1-202
1904-1910
2
Ordinances 203-408
1904-1910
3
Ordinances 409-541
1904-1910

Series III (9123-03):  City Clerk's Files, 1904-1910Return to Top

2.0 cubic ft.

Administrative records of Georgetown filed with the City Clerk. Includes bids and proposals, specifications, correspondence, city officials' reports, franchises, petitions, and oaths of office. The bulk of the records relate to local improvements, extension of city services, and franchise administration.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
City of Georgetown: Applications, Employment
1904-1909
1/2
Applications, Pool Room Licenses
1904-1908
1/3
Auditing, Uniform Accounting Act
1908-1909
1/4
Bids and Proposals
1904-1910
1/5
Bids and Proposals, Auditing
1907-1909
1/6
Bids and Proposals, City Hall
1904-1909
1/7
Bonds, Official
1904-1909
1/8
City Attorney, Correspondence and Legal Opinion
1904-1910
1/9
City Clerk, Correspondence
1904-1910
1/10
City Clerk, Notices of Street Vacations
1907-1909
1/11
City Clerk, Reports
1904-1909
1/12
City Council, Committee Reports/Bonds and Salary
1904-1910
1/13
City Council, Committee Reports/Buildings and Grounds
1904-1910
1/14
City Council, Committee Reports/Committee as a Whole
1909
1/15
City Council, Committee Reports/Finance
1905-1910
1/16
City Council, Committee Reports/Fire, Water, and Light
1904-1909
1/17
City Council, Committee Reports/Franchise
1905-1910
1/18
City Council, Committee Reports/Licenses
1904-1909
1/19
City Council, Committee Reports/Police
1904-1909
1/20
City Council, Committee Reports/Printing
1906-1909
1/21
City Council, Committee Reports/Rules
1906-1909
1/22
City Council, Committee Reports/Sewers
1909
1/23
City Council, Committee Reports/Special
1905-1907
1/24
City Council, Committee Reports/Streets
1904-1910
1/25
City Engineer, Correspondence
1906-1910
1/26
City Engineer, Reports
1905-1910
1/27
City Treasurer, Correspondence
1907-1910
1/28
City Treasurer, Reports
1904-1909
1/29
Claims Against City
1904-1909
1/30
Claims Against City, Dillard Case
1906-1907
1/31
Claims Against City, Marino Case
1907-1908
1/32
Condemnation
1908-1910
1/33
Contracts and Bonds
1908-1910
1/34
Correspondence
1904-1910
1/35
Correspondence, Street Lights
1904-1907
1/36
Court Judgements
1906-1910
1/37
Elections, Affidavits of Publication
1906-1908
1/38
Elections, Campaign Expenditures
1904-1909
1/39
Elections, Certificates of Votes Cast
1905-1908
1/40
Elections, Declarations of Candidacy
1907-1909
1/41
Elections, Notices and Ballots
1906-1910
1/42
Franchises
1903-1910
1/43
Franchises, Oregon and Washington Railroad
1907-1908
1/44
Franchises, Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Company
1905-1906
1/45
Franchises, Seattle Electric Company
1904-1909
1/46
Franchises, Seattle Lighting Company
1907-1910
1/47
Franchises, Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company
1904-1909
1/48
Health Officer, Correspondence
1907-1909
1/49
Health Officer, Reports
1905-1910
1/50
License and Bond/Liquor
1908-1909
1/51
Mayor's Communications to City Council
1904-1908
1/52
Oaths of Office
1904-1910
2/1
Petitions, Annexation
1906-1910
2/2
Petitions, General
1904-1909
2/3
Petitions, Liquor and Saloons
1904-1909
2/4
Petitions, Name Changes
1905-1910
2/5
Petitions, Protests
1905-1909
2/6
Petitions, Protests Against Street Improvements
1907-1910
2/7
Petitions, Rainier Valley Fire Protection
1904-1907
2/8
Petitions, Street Improvements
1904-1907
2/9
Petitions, Street Lights
1904-1910
2/10
Petitions, Street Vacations
1906-1909
2/11
Petitions, Undetermined
1904-1910
2/12
Police Judge, Reports
1904-1910
2/13
Poundmaster, Reports
1904-1908
2/14
Property Ownership
1904-1909
2/15
Railroad Viaduct, Alki Street
1909
2/16
Rainier Valley Volunteer Fire Department No. 2
1905-1910
2/17
Requests
1904-1910
2/18
Request for Construction
1904-1910
2/19
Resignations
1904-1910
2/20
Resolutions
1907-1910
2/21
Seattle Brewing And Malting Company
1904-1910
2/22
Sewer Construction, Sub-Sewer No. 1
1906-1907
2/23
Street Improvements, A Street
1907-1908
2/24
Street Improvements, Bateman Street
1904-1909
2/25
Street Improvements, Brandon Street
1906
2/26
Street Improvements, Cemetery Road
1905-1909
2/27
Street Improvements, Charleston Avenue
1904-1907
2/28
Street Improvements, Commercial Street
1905-1909
2/29
Street Improvements, Corgiat Street
1905-1909
2/30
Street Improvements, County Road
1906
2/31
Street Improvements, Estelle Street
1904-1906
2/32
Street Improvements, French Avenue
1908
2/33
Street Improvements, Front Avenue
1908-1909
2/34
Street Improvements, Howard Street
1904-1910
2/35
Street Improvements, Mabel Street
1905-1909
2/36
Street Improvements, Monroe Street
1904-1907
2/37
Street Improvements, Nora Avenue
1905-1908
2/38
Street Improvements, Northwest District
1905-1908
2/39
Street Improvements, Rainier Avenue
1904-1910
2/40
Street Improvements, Ridgeway Avenue
1907-1910
2/41
Street Improvements, Roosevelt Avenue, et. al.
1907-1910
2/42
Street Improvements, Stehman Street, et. al.
1905-1907
2/43
Superintendent of Streets, Correspondence
1904-1908
2/44
Superintendent of Streets, Monthly Reports
1904-1908
2/45
Taxes, Statements of King County Treasurer
1904-1910
2/46
Title Abstracts
1906-1908

Series IV (9123-04):  Demands and Warrants, 1904-1910Return to Top

2 volumes

Financial demands against the city of Georgetown for services rendered. Includes name of claimant, date of claim, amount, reasons for demand, warrant number, date warrant issued, and amount. Volume Two is embossed with the title Synoptic Journal and Cash Book.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
Demands and Warrants
1904-1908
2
Demands and Warrants
1908-1910

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Annexation (Municipal government)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • City councils--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Civic improvement--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Georgetown (Seattle, Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Minutes
  • Ordinances