Seattle Center Concessions and Amusement Rides Photograph Collection, 1967-1990

Overview of the Collection

Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.)
Seattle Center Concessions and Amusement Rides Photograph Collection
1967-1990 (inclusive)
.2 cubic feet, (2 photo albums, 47 digitized prints)
Collection Number
Collection consists of two photo albums depicting images of amusement rides at Seattle Center's Fun Forest, aerial views of Seattle Center, and unidentified amusement park grounds.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Center Department was created in 1965 to administer, manage, and control the facilities on the site of the 1962 World's Fair. The facilities at the Seattle Center date back to 1927 with completion of the construction of the Civic Auditorium, Civic Arena, Veterans Hall, and the Civic Playfield. The property expanded to 74 acres in 1962 to accomodate the World's Fair. The Center's purpose is the be an active civic venter providing facilities and programs supporting the arts, education, sports and entertainment. It is home for the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, three resident theaters, the Seattle Supersonics professional basketball team, and the Fun Forest Amusement Park. In addition, there are four facilities on the grounds that are not owned by the City: the Space Needle, Memorial Stadium, the Pacific Science Center, and the Experience Music Project.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists of two photo albums. Album 1 contains color prints of amusement rides at Seattle Center's Fun Forest dating from 1970-1980's. The attractions include the Matterhorn, Yoyo Zipper, Ferris Wheel, Spider, Flight to Mars, and Kiddieland rides. To view digital images of this album's contents on-line search "7613-05" in the Photograph Index.

Album 2 contains color and black and white prints of concession stands, games, and some aerial views of unidentified amusement park grounds as well as Seattle Center. The date of these photographs is estimated to be 1967-1976. Some of the images are of Seattle Center and others were taken at amusement parks in Canada and the United States.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item number.] Seattle Center Concessions and Amusement Rides Photograph Collection, Record Series 7613-05. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Amusement parks--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.)

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)