Lake Washington Belt Line Company records, 1891-1895  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lake Washington Belt Line Company
Title
Lake Washington Belt Line Company records
Dates
1891-1895 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 vertical file
Collection Number
6087 (Accession No. 6087-001)
Summary
Photocopies of Board of Trustee and stockholder meeting minutes of the Lake Washington Belt Line Company, which began work on a rail line on the east side of Lake Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Northern Pacific Railroad partnered with the Lake Washington Belt Line Company in 1890 in order to build rail connections and a ship canal to connect towns on the east side of Lake Washington with Puget Sound, which would help to grow industrial development around the lake. In 1891, the Northern Pacific and Puget Sound Shore Railroad purchased a right of way of one hundred feet from the Lake Washington Belt Line Company in order to build, operate, and maintain the proposed rail line.

Construction of the rail line began, but the Panic of 1893 temporarily halted work. The Lake Washington Belt Line Company declared bankruptcy in 1896. In 1904, Northern Pacific finally completed the line, which connected Renton and Woodinville and helped freight move quickly on a north/south route by avoiding Seattle.

Stockholders and trustees of the Lake Washington Belt Line Company included Gardner Colby, Charles L. Colby, Thomas F. Oakes, Colgate Hoyt, James McNaught, and others.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photocopies of Board of Trustee and stockholder meeting minutes of the Lake Washington Belt Line Company. The minutes primarily relate to financial matters, the creation of an Executive Committee, and the election of trustees and officers. Also included is a photocopy of the Right of Way Deed between the Lake Washington Belt Line Company and the Northern Pacific and Puget Sound Shore Railroad Company.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Canals--Washington (State)--Design and construction
  • Railroads--Washington (State)--Design and construction
  • Stockholders' meetings--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lake Washington Belt Line Company--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Photocopies
  • Records (Documents)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)