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Neighborhood Architecture Photographs and Surveys, 1975

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority
Title
Neighborhood Architecture Photographs and Surveys
Dates
1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
19 cubic feet
Collection Number
1629-02
Summary
Surveys, maps, and photographs documenting neighborhood architecture.
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 Department of Community Development (DCD) was established in 1969, assuming the responsibilities of the City Planning Commission staff and the Urban Renewal Program, previously a division of the Executive Department. Throughout its existence, DCD administered the City’s comprehensive planning and provided direction and support for the City’s physical and economic development through community planning. The Department was the City agency responsible for coordinating public and private efforts toward physical redevelopment and renewal in both residential and business districts. This work was based on the social, economic, and physical needs of the target community or district.

A very large portion of the DCD budget was realized from federal funds. This reliance on federal grants significantly impacted DCD’s operational focus as certain types of federal funding dried up and other funding programs emerged. The administration of the Seattle Model City Program was moved to DCD in 1970, but funding ended in 1974. All but one of the City’s Urban Renewal projects were closed out in 1977. And at about the same time, the Community Development Block Grant program, a federal pass-through program, was established. Other federal funding programs included the Neighborhood Improvement Program, Targeted Neighborhood Assistance Program, Neighborhood Development Program, and Urban Development Action Grants.

These changes in funding impacted the DCD’s priorities and also led to several departmental reorganizations in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1972, the Department added economic development to its responsibilities in response to an economic decline in Seattle that had begun in the late 1960s. The focus was to provide information to businesses that were expanding or relocating in Seattle. At this point, DCD was managing planning and implementation of complex projects that had interdepartmental implications, such as development of the Central Waterfront, Freeway Park, Westlake Mall, Pike Place Market renewal, and the huge renewal projects in the Yesler/Atlantic, Northlake, and South Seattle neighborhoods.

In 1974, a Mayor’s task force report recommended separating policy planning from development planning and implementation. While policy work went to the newly created Office of Policy Planning, DCD’s focus turned to development and operational planning with added renewal projects in the Denny Regrade and International District, among others. With the addition of Community Development Block Grant funding, as well as other federal programs, DCD grew considerably in the late 1970s.

However, with the advent of President Ronald Reagan’s administration, federal funding for Seattle was curtailed. In 1982, DCD’s budget was cut by twenty percent and remained flat for the next three years. In 1986, following passage of the City’s Housing Levy, the Department added a new function, administering the construction of new moderate to low income housing units. In addition, DCD was the lead agency working with the University of Washington in the late 1980s to promote Seattle, nationally and internationally, as a technology center.

Mayor Norm Rice, whose first term began in 1990, reorganized the City’s housing, human services, economic development, and planning functions. DCD was abolished in 1992. Its programs were relocated in several City agencies, including the newly organized Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Housing and Human Services, and Planning Department. DCD records include material from the City Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Urban Renewal Program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Coding forms, maps, and photographs compiled to create a visual inventory of urban design, historical, and architectural elements that give Seattle "its unique character and identity." The inventory was administered by the Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the City of Seattle. The project was a bicentennial endeavor. Volunteers were used to survey selected neighborhoods and inventory forms were reviewed by consultants Folke Nyberg and Victor Steinbrueck. Project publications included only a small portion of the images and inventory information gathered by the project staff. This collection is in process; currently only photographs for West Seattle and Ballard are available online. Folders contain neighborhood maps of the survey locations as well as the survey inventory sheets which detail the architectural features of the homes being reviewed.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Inventory of Buildings and Urban Design Resources, 1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
AD-1 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Genesee Street, 39th Avenue SW, SW Alaska Street, 35th Avenue SW
1977
1/2
AD-2 West Seattle/Admiral - 41st Avenue SW, SW Alaska Street. 40th Avenue SW, SW Andover Street
1977
1/3
AD-3 West Seattle/Admiral - 42nd Avenue SW, California Avenue SW, SW Alaska Street, Andover Street SW
1977
1/4
AD-4 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Genesee Street, 44th Avenue SW, SW Alaska Street, 46th Avenue SW
1976
1/5
AD-5 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Genesee Street, 50th Avenue SW, 47th Avenue SW, SW Alaska Street
1977
1/6
AD-6 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Genesee Street, 51st Avenue SW, 54th Avenue SW, SW Alaska Street
1977
1/7
AD-7 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, 53rd Avenue SW, 55th Avenue SW, SW Genesee Street
1976
1/8
AD-8 West Seattle/Admiral - 52nd Avenue SW, SW Genesee Street, SW Andover Street, 49th Avenue SW
1976
1/9
AD-9 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, 46th Avenue SW, SW Genesee Street, 48th Avenue SW
1977
1/10
AD-10 West Seattle/Admiral - 45th Street SW, California Street SW, SW Genesee Street, SW Andover Street
1977
1/11
AD-11 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, 36th Avenue SW, SW Genesee Street, 39th Avenue SW.
1976
1/12
AD-12 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, 30th Avenue SW, SW Avalon Way, 35th Avenue SW
1976
1/13
AD-13 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Yancy Street, SW Genesee St, 30th Avenue SW, 26th Avenue SW
1976
1/14
AD-14 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, 26th Avenue SW, West Seattle Bridge
1976
1/15
AD-15 West Seattle/Admiral - 36th Avenue SW, Fauntleroy Way SW, SW Manning Street. SW Andover Street
1976
1/16
AD-16 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Manning Street, 34th Avenue SW, SW Andover Street, 37th Avenue SW
1976
1/17
AD-17 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, 41st Avenue SW, SW Manning Street, 37th Street SW
1976
1/18
AD-18 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, 41st Street SW, 45th Avenue SW, SW Charlestown Avenue
1976
1/19
AD-19 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, SW Spokane Street, 46th Avenue SW, 49th Avenue NW
1976
1/20
AD-20 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Andover Street, 50th Avenue SW, SW Spokane Street, 53rd Avenue SW
1976
1/21
AD-21 West Seattle/Admiral - 5010 SW Hinds Street
1977
1/22
AD-23 West Seattle/Admiral - 48th Avenue SW, SW Spokane Street, SW Hanford Street, 51st Avenue SW
1976
1/23
AD-24 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Hinds Street, 47th Avenue SW, 44th Avenue SW, SW Charlestown Street
1976
1/24
AD-26 West Seattle/Admiral - California Avenue SW, 41st Avenue SW, SW Manning Street, SW Hinds Street
1976
1/25
AD-27 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Hanford Street, SW Manning Street, Walnut Avenue SW, 39th Avenue SW
1976
1/26
AD-28 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Hanford Street, 37th Street SW, SW Manning Street, 38th Street SW
1976
1/27
AD-30 West Seattle/Admiral - Fauntleroy Way SW, Harbor Avenue SW, SW Hanford Street, West Seattle Bridge
1976
1/29
AD-34 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Hanford Street, Walnut Avenue SW, SW Lander Street, California Avenue SW
1976
1/30
AD-35 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Admiral Way, SW Stevens Street, California Avenue SW, 45th Avenue SW
1976
1/31
AD-36 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Stevens Street, SW Hinds Street, 47th Street SW, 44th Street SW
1976
1/32
AD-38 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Lander Street, 50th Avenue SW, 46th Avenue SW, SW Hanford Street
1976
1/33
AD-39 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Pritchard Street, Garlough Avenue SW, 53rd Avenue SW, SW Hanford Street
1976
1/34
AD-40 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Olga Street, SW 53rd Avenue, SW College Street, 50th Street SW
1976
1/35
AD-41 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Admiral Way, SW College Street, 48th Avenue SW, 50th Avenue SW
1976
1/36
AD-42 West Seattle/Admiral - SW College Street, 45th Street SW, SW Lander Street, 47th Avenue SW
1976
1/37
AD-43 West Seattle/Admiral - California Street SW, SW Admiral Way, 44th Avenue SW, SW Walker Street
1976
1/38
AD-44A West Seattle/Admiral - SW Walker Street, 42nd Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way, Fairmount Avenue SW
1977
1/39
AD-44B West Seattle/Admiral - 42nd Street SW, SW Walker Street, SW Holgate Street, Fairmount Avenue SW
1976
1/40
AD-45 West Seattle/Admiral - SW Admiral Way, SW Lander Street, Belvidere Avenue SW, 41st Avenue SW
1976
1/41
AD-48 West Seattle/Admiral - 36th Avenue SW, Harbor Avenue SW, Ferry Avenue SW
1976
1/42
AD-49 West Seattle/Admiral - Ferry Avenue SW, Victoria Avenue SW, SW Holgate Street
1977
1/43
AD-50 West Seattle/Admiral - Ferry Avenue SW, California Avenue SW, SW Massachusetts Street
1976
1/44
AD-51 West Seattle/Admiral - 46th Avenue SW, 44th Avenue SW, SW Holgate Street, SW Hill Street
1976
1/45
AD-52 West Seattle/Admiral - 46th Avenue SW, 48th Avenue SW, SW Hill Street, SW College Street
1976
1/46
AD-53 West Seattle/Admiral - Hill and Sunset SW
1977
1/47
AD-54 West Seattle/Admiral - 1600 Block 46th Avenue SW
1977
1/48
AD-55 West Seattle/Admiral - California Avenue SW, Palm Avenue SW, SW Seattle Street
1976
1/49
AD-57 West Seattle/Admiral - 44th Avenue SW, SW Atlantic Street, Sunset Avenue SW
1977
1/50
AL-1 West Seattle/Alki - SW Genessee Street, Beach Drive SW, SW Snoqualmie Street
1977
1/51
AL-2 West Seattle/Alki - Chilberg Place SW, SW Carroll Street, Beach Drive SW
1977
1/52
AL-3 West Seattle/Alki - Aikins Avenue SW, Arnold Avenue SW, 56th Street SW
1977
1/53
AL-4 West Seattle/Alki - SW Orleans Street, Schilberg Avenue SW, SW Bradford Street, Hillorest Avenue SW
1977
1/54
AL-5 West Seattle/Alki - 57th Avenue SW, SW Spokane Street, 56th Avenue SW, SW Hanford Street
1976
1/55
AL-6 West Seattle/Alki - 59th Street SW, SW Orleans Street, SW Horton Street, 58th Ave SW
1977
1/56
AL-7 West Seattle/Alki - SW Spokane Street, 60th Avenue SW, SW Beach Drive
1977
1/57
AL-8 West Seattle/Alki - SW Hinds Street, 63 Avenue SW, 60th Avenue SW, SW Spokane Street
1977
1/58
AL-10 West Seattle/Alki - South of Lighthouse
1977
1/59
AL-11 West Seattle/Alki - Alki Avenue SW, 62nd Avenue SW, 64th Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way
1977
1/60
AL-12 West Seattle/Alki - Alki Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way, 60th Avenue SW, 61st Avenue SW
1976
1/61
AL-13 West Seattle/Alki - SW Hanford Street, SW Alki Avenue, 58 Avenue SW, 58th Avenue SW
1976
1/62
AL-14 West Seattle/Alki - SW Hanford Street, 57th Avenue SW, 56th Avenue SW
1977
1/63
AL-15 West Seattle/Alki - SW Admiral Way, 52nd Avenue SW, 55th Avenue SW
1977
1/64
AL-16 West Seattle/Alki - Alki Avenue SW, SW Lander Street, 55th Avenue SW, 57th Avenue SW
1976
1/65
AL-18 West Seattle/Alki - Alki Avenue SW, Bonair Drive SW
1977
1/66
AL-19 West Seattle/Alki - Alki Avenue SW, California Lane SW
1976