Seattle City Light Property Management Records, 1910-1992  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Property Management Records
Dates
1910-1992 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.8 cubic feet, (8 boxes)
Collection Number
1202-07
Summary
Records of the division that manages Seattle City Light properties
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

City Light provides electricity and electrical and conservation services to its public and private customers. It is the largest public utility in the Pacific Northwest. Public responsibility for electrical energy dates to 1890 with creation of the Department of Lighting and Water Works. In 1902, Seattle voters passed a bond issue to develop hydroelectric power on the Cedar River under the administration of the Water Department. Electricity from this development began to serve Seattle in 1905. A City Charter amendment in 1910 created the Lighting Department. Under the leadership of Superintendent James D. Ross, the department developed the Skagit River hydroelectric project which began supplying power in 1924. Both public and private power was supplied to Seattle until 1951 when the City purchased the private electrical power supply operations, making the Lighting Department the sole supplier. The Boundary Project in northeastern Washington began operations in 1967 and supplied over half of City Light's power generation. By the early 21st century, approximately ten percent of City Light's income came from the sale of surplus energy to customers in the Northwest and Southwest with the remainder of City Light's financial support coming from customer revenue. The current name of the agency was adopted in 1978 when the Department was reorganized.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Subject files, correspondence, maps and property records, including title information, agreements, leases, easements, appraisals, and photographs, regarding City Light power sites and other properties. Sites include Boundary Dam, Cedar Falls hydroelectric project and transmission lines; Kiket Island in Skagit County, the site for a proposed, but not built, nuclear power plant; a Tukwila site for a proposed, but not built, substation to serve the Southcenter shopping mall; the Lake Union Steam plant and its cleanup; Thunder Creek in the Skagit River basin, and Samish Island

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Property Management Records , Record Series 1202-07. 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.

Subject Files and Correspondence, 1949-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Adverse Possession - Request For State Legislation
1970-1973
1/2
Affirmative Action Program - Contract Compliance Ord 101432
1972
1/3
Briefing and Rap Session
1976-1977
1/4
Fee Owned Property Inside of City Limits
1968-1970
1/5
Greenbelt Ordinance Review
1983-1984
1/6
King County
1955-1959
1/7
King County Board of Adjustments
1959
1/8
King County Commissioners
1949-1959
1/9
King County Engineers
1955-1959
1/10
King County Planning Commission
1949-1959
1/11
Land Use Codes
1980-1983
1/12
Land Use Codes
1982-1983
1/13
Land Use Codes - Downtown Alternatives
1980-1982
1/14
Land Use Codes - Major Institutional Policies
1980-1982
1/15
Land Use Codes - Neighborhood Commercial Policies
1982-1983
1/16
Pend Oreille County
1957-1959
1/17
Property and Right-Of-Way Section, Booch Study
1974-1975
1/18
Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board
1977-1980
1/19
Skagit County
1955-1959
1/20
Snohomish County
1959

Real Property Records, 1910-1992Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/21
Beacon Avenue Design Development Plans
1977-1979
1/22
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1954-1960
1/23
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1961
1/24
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1962
1/25
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1962
1/26
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1962
1/27
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1962
1/28
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1963
1/29
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1963
2/1
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1964
2/2
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1964
2/3
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1964
2/4
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1965
2/5
Right-Of-Way and Land Rights - Boundary Dam
1965-1967
2/6
Cedar Falls Correspondence
1929-1978
2/7
Cedar Falls - Research on City Light Rights
1981
2/8
Cedar Falls Rights
1910-1979
2/9
Cedar Falls Telephone Agreement
1942
2/10
Cedar Falls - Permit to Kenneth A.B. MacDonald For Access to Pipeline R/W
1961
2/11
Cedar Falls - Assignment of Easement and Exchange to Puget Sound Power and Light
1973
2/12
Cedar Falls - Consent for Puget Sound Power and Light 7200 Volt Crossing
1965
2/13
Cedar Falls - Consent for Puget Sound Power and Light Fee, R/W
1966
2/14
Cedar Falls - Consent for Puget Sound Power and Light Undercrossing
1976
2/15
Cedar Falls - Consent for Puget Sound Power and Light 15 KV Undercrossing at SE 180th
1976
2/16
Cedar Falls - Consent for Puget Sound Power and Light 12.5 KV Undercrossing
1960-1975
2/17
Cedar Falls - Consent for Puget Sound Power and Light 110 KV Pipeline Crossing
1941-1944
2/18
Cedar Falls - Puget Sound Power and Light Recognition of Rights
1944-1976
2/19
Cedar Falls - Proposed Interconnection with Puget Sound Power and Light
1977-1979
2/20
Cedar River - Easement to BPA For Transmission Line and Roadway
1967
2/21
Cedar River Pipeline Easement to City of Renton
1961-1963
2/22
Cedar Falls - 115 KV Transmission Line Easement
1961
2/23
Cedar Falls - 115 KV Easement to State
1972
2/24
Cedar Falls Transmission Line Right of Way Maps
1962
2/25
Cedar Falls Transmission Line Right of Way Maps
1953-1979
2/26
Cedar Falls To Tacoma Tie, Map
1960
2/27
Cedar Falls to Seattle Municipal Railway City Camp No.2 Map
1912
2/28
Cedar Falls Headworks Rehabilitation
1980
2/29
Cedar River - Northern Tier Pipeline
1979
2/30
Cedar Falls - Water Department Rights, Easements
1946-1981
2/31
Cedar River - Water Department Correspondence and Approvals
1962-1966
2/32
Cedar Falls Water Rights
1929-1968
2/33
Cedar River Access / Easement Requests
1967-1978
2/34
Cedar River T22 R8 Sec 4,11,12 Amendment, Court Papers (Copies)
1902
2/35
Cedar Falls - Lake Youngs Supply Line, Fairwood Properties
1966-1967
2/36
Cedar Falls - Lake Youngs Supply Line Replacement, Transmission Line in Maple Valley
1977
2/37
Cedar Falls - Lake Youngs Supply Line Deed
1977-1983
2/38
Cedarhurst Substation Appraisal (Includes Photographs)
1986
2/39
Cedarhurst Substation Surplus
1977-1988
2/40
Cedarhurst Substation
1948-1986
2/41
Duwamish - Delridge Line Poles
1972
2/42
Kiket Island - Appraisal
1969
2/43
Kiket Island Clippings
1980
2/44
Kiket Island Documents (Copies)
undated
3/1
Kiket Island Acquisition
1967-1969
3/2
Kiket Island Acquisition
1970
3/3
Kiket Island Photographs
1980
3/4
Kiket Island Acquisition - Dunlap
1967-1970
3/5
Kiket Island Acquisition - Sullivan
1968-1976
3/6
Kiket Island Acquisition - Agreement With Snohomish County PUD
1969
3/7
Kiket Island Acquisition General Correspondence
1967-1982
3/8
Kiket Island Leases
1971-1979
3/9
Kiket Island - Swinomish Lease
1969-1971
3/10
Kiket Island Acquisition - Leases
1971-1979
3/11
Kiket Island - Topo Mapping & Aerial Survey
1969
3/12
Kiket Island Acquisition - Maps
undated
3/13
Kiket Island Acquisition - Maps
undated
3/14
Kiket Island Acquisition - Map of Indian Allotments (Copy)
1930
3/15
Kiket Island - Tidelands vs. Causeway
undated
3/16
Kiket Island Acquisition - Title Information
1976-1982
3/17
Kiket Island Title Information
1969-1980
3/18
Kiket Island Title Information
1970-1980
3/19
Kiket Island Acquisition - Zoning Ordinance, Skagit County
1973-1980
3/20
Kiket Island Sale - Appraisal
1977-1981
3/21
Kiket Island Sale - Appraisal Survey
1982-1983
3/22
Kiket Island Sale Correspondence
1976-1980
3/23
Kiket Island Sale Correspondence
1976-1980
3/24
Kiket Island Sale Correspondence
1980-1985
3/25
Kiket Island Sale Correspondence
1980
3/26
Kiket Island Sale Correspondence
1981
3/27
Kiket Island Sale Correspondence - Swinomish Tribal Community
1976-1986
3/28
Kiket Island Deed
1993
3/29
Kiket Island Sale - Interested Parties
1979-1981
3/30
Kiket Island Sale - Invitation For Bids
1980
3/31
Kiket Island Sale - Odds and Ends
1980-1981
3/32
Kiket Island Research Notes
undated
4/1
Kiket Island Sale Instruments
1982
4/2
Kiket Island Sale - Surplus Circulation
1979-1980
4/3
Kiket Island Sale - Swinomish-Related Offers
1981
4/4
Kiket Island Sale - Swinomish Tribe
1980-1981
4/5
Kiket Island Synopsis, Marsh and McLennan
undated
4/6
Kiket Island Title Insurance Policy
1981
4/7
Kiket Island Waterwell Permits
1977
4/8
Lake Union Steam Plant Appraisal (Includes Photographs)
1988
4/9
Lake Union Steam Plant Appraisal
1989
4/10
Lake Union Steam Plant Memos
1989-1992
4/11
Lake Union Steam Plant Preliminary Site Assessment
1988
4/12
Lake Union Steam Plant - Property Rights (Notes)
undated
4/13
Lake Union Steam Plant Window Photographs
1990
4/14
Renton Correspondence
1971-1972
4/15
Rights Information
undated
4/16
Samish Island - Maps and Title
1967
4/17
Samish Island - Project Shoreline Titles
1967-1969
4/18
Samish Island - Felix Minor et al Purchase
1967-1969
4/19
Samish Island - David G. McIntyre Purchase
1967-1969
4/20
Samish Island - Pierce Purchase
1967-1969
4/21
Samish Island - Marshall Heirs Purchase
1967
4/22
Samish Island - Hoberg Purchase
1967-1968
4/23
Samish Island - Snohomish County PUD
1970
4/24
Southcenter - So 160th St and 51st Ave So R/W
1959
4/25
Thunder Creek Project - Application For Reservoir and Appropriation Permits
1967
4/26
Thunder Creek Project - Correspondence
1969
4/27
Thunder Creek Project - Maps
1967
4/28
Thunder Creek Project - Unpatented Mining Claims
1969
4/29
Tukwila Substation Site - Correspondence
1959-1967
4/30
Tukwila Substation Site - Correspondence
1968-1972
4/31
Tukwila Substation Site - Correspondence
1973-1976
4/32
Tukwila Substation Site - Correspondence
1976-1977
4/33
Tukwila Substation Site - Correspondence (Includes Photographs)
1978
4/34
Tukwila Substation Site Lawsuit
1977-1989
4/35
Tukwila Substation Site - Flood Control and Cost
1975-1976
5/1-34
Tukwila Substation Site (34 Folders)
1957-1988
6/1
Seattle Freeway North / Access To Tower On Duwamish So of Boeing Cutoff / Access to Severed R/W No of Boeing Cutoff
undated
6/2
Property Records (Copies)
undated
6/3
Property Records (Copies)
undated
6/4
Property Records (Copies)
undated
6/5
Property Records (Copies)
undated
6/6
Property Records (Copies)
undated
8/1
Bothell Sub to Newhalem Transmission Right of Way Map
undated
8/2
Boundary Orientation Field Trip, Property Management Div. (Incl. Photographs)
1976
8/3
Boundary Project - BLM Invalidation Decisions re Mining Claims
1962-1967
8/4
Boundary Project - Parcel Index: Exhibit K, Invalidation Decisions, Drawing Index
undated
8/5
Building Dept. Property
1942-1971
8/6
Covington - Seattle Line No. 2 Franchise
1941-1942
8/7
Fremont Car Barns Appraisal
1941
8/8
Land Rights of National Park Service at Reflector Bar
1968-1975
8/9
McGilvra Blvd. E. LID
1974
8/10
Northern Pacific Railway Co. - Crossing of Right of Way
1957-1968
8/11
Pacific Northern Traction Co. (Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway) Survey Drawings
1966
8/12
Puget Sound Power and Light Co. Assignment to City Light
1951
8/13
Railway Permits
undated
8/14
Railway Permits
undated
8/16
Seattle - Tacoma Intertie Line - King County Building Co. Agreement to Blockage of Access
1930
8/17
Seattle - Tacoma Intertie Line - Fred W. and Ruth E. Steyh Agreement to Blockage of Access
1930
8/19
Skagit Transmission Line, East Side of Lake, Right of Way
1948-1958
8/20
Snohomish County Road Information
undated
8/21
Photographs - Skagit?
1944

Maps, 1950-1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/1
Maps - Pend Oreille Mine and Metals Co
undated
7/2
Maps - Pend Oreille
undated
7/3
Maps - Pend Oreille Mine and Metals Co and State
undated
7/4
Maps - Boundary Project
undated
7/5
Maps - Boundary Project
undated
7/6
Maps - Boundary Project
undated
7/7
Survey Maps - Boundary, Pend Oreille, Metaline
undated
8/15
Right of Way Maps
undated
8/18
Skagit Project Maps
1953-1963

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Boundary Dam (Wash.)
  • Electric lines--Washington (State)
  • Lake Union Steam Plant (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Overhead electric lines Right of way--Washington (State)
  • Real property--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.) Lighting Dept.
  • Seattle City Light
  • Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cedar Falls (Wash.)
  • Kiket Island (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Tukwila (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Maps
  • Photographic prints