Seattle Engineering Department Property Ownership Lists and Abstracts, 1891-1904  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
Title
Seattle Engineering Department Property Ownership Lists and Abstracts
Dates
1891-1904 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.2 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
2608-06
Summary
Lists of property owners and descriptions of tracts of land in Seattle.
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 processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Engineering Department maintained the City's streets and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects, provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890. In 1931 the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of Public Utilities and in 1936 it assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle Transportation Department

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This series contains lists of property owners and descriptions of tracts of land supplied to the City Engineer by local title companies. The information apparently was requisitioned in connection with assessment for local improvements and other miscellaneous public works. The ownership lists are simple tables that include name of the owner, addition or plat, block, and lot. Descriptions of tracts are narrative descriptions of the legal boundaries of the property in question.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Engineering Department Property Ownership Lists and Abstracts, Record Series 2608-06. 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.

2608-06:  Seattle Engineering Department Property Ownership Lists and Abstracts, 1891-1904Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Eastlake Avenue
1891
1/1
Lawton Tract
1891
1/2
C.W. Lawton Tract
1892
1/3
Post Street Extension
1893
1/3
Block 38, Sarah Bell’s Heirs Second Addition
1893
1/3
Edes and Knight’s Addition
1893
1/3
Block 27 Nagle’s Addition
1893
1/3
Lampe’s Tract
1893
1/4
Bush Street Sewer
1894
1/4
Edes and Knight’s Addition
1894
1/4
Stacy Street
1894
1/4
Adelle Addition
1894
1/4
Pike Street between Front and Seventh in A.A. Denny’s Addition
1894
1/4
Boren and Denny’s East Half of Block Two
1894
1/4
Edes and Knights Addition
1894
1/4
Rainier Street Watermain, Baxter’s Addition
1894
1/4
Lewis Street Improvements
1894
1/4
Boren’s Addition, Block 32, Lots 1, 4, 5, 8
1894
1/4
Sears and Williams Streets
1894
1/4
Bush Street Improvement
1894
1/4
Monroe Street Improvement, Crawford’s Addition
1894
1/4
Marietta Street
1894
1/4
Lake Avenue
1894
1/4
Walla Walla Sewer
1894
1/4
Albert and Waterton Streets
1894
1/4
East Street
1894
1/4
Willow Street
1894
1/5
Sherbrook Street and Chestnut Avenue
1895
1/5
Lake Avenue Assessed Valuations
1895
1/5
Marietta Street
1895
1/5
East Park Addition
1895
1/5
Rosa Convery Estate
1895
1/5
Lands of the Puget Mill Company
1895
1/5
Arthur Street
1895
1/5
Renton’s Addition
1895
1/6
Ninth Avenue South Sewer
1896
1/6
Kinnear’s Addition, Block 4, Lot 5
1896
1/6
Ward Street
1896
1/6
Twenty-second Avenue
1896
1/7
Terry Avenue and Virginia Street Improvement
1897
1/8
Williams Addition, Blocks 1-3
1898
1/8
North Seattle Replat
1898
1/8
Eleventh Avenue South Improvement
1898
1/8
Republican Street
1898
1/8
Alley, Block 2, Boren and Denny’s Plat Improvement
1898
1/8
Jefferson Street
1898
1/9
Rowe and Sohn’s Tracts
1899
1/10
W.R. Brawley’s Addition, Block 6, Lots 1-3
1900
1/10
Sixth Avenue North Improvement
1900
1/11
Multiple Additions—Abstract 3312-75
1901
1/11
Seventeenth Avenue
1901
1/11
Section 9, Township 24 North, Range 4 East
1902
1/11
Mt. Baker Addition
1901
1/11
East side of Twentieth Avenue
1901
1/12
Galer Tract (1882 transcribed in 1904)
1904

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Land tenure--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Real property--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)