Pike Place Project Business Information, 1966-1975

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development
Pike Place Project Business Information
1966-1975 (inclusive)
0.2 cubic feet
Collection Number
Records documenting businesses in the Pike Place Market during the period when urban renewal plans were being contemplated.
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 Department of Community Development administered the City's comprehensive plan and provided direction and support for the City's physical and economic development through community planning. DCD was established in 1969 and assumed the responsibilities of the City Planning Commission and the Urban Renewal Program. In 1972, the Office of Economic Development was created in the Department to provide information to businesses that were expanding or relocating in Seattle. DCD was the lead agency for implementing various types of grant funded projects, such as Neighborhood Improvement Program, Targeted Neighborhood Assistance Program, and Neighborhood Development Program. DCD was abolished in 1992 and its programs were relocated in the Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Housing and Human Services, Planning Department, and other agencies. 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

Records documenting a city project to survey and interview business operators within the Pike Place Market. Records are arranged alphabetically by business name, with two final folders including comprehensive business listings in 1968 and 1975.

Some surveys include a letter sent in 1969 to operators outlining "Relocation payments under Urban Renewal." These are keyed to three dates - Date "A" is the date of City Council approval of the Urban Renewal Plan, Date "B" is the date of Federal approval of the project for execution and Date "C" is the date on which the City acquires ownership of a property, or the date on which the owner serves notice that rehabilitation will commence." The document details additional city plans for the Sanitary Market.

The field surveys often include a characterization of the business revenue, the family history of the stall operators, his or her thoughts about Urban Renewal, and future plans for his or her business.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Aronson's Hardware 1967
1/2 Bay City Meats 1966-1968
1/3 Bon Ton Upholstery 1968
1/4 Boulton Tavern 1967
1/5 Clancy's Frozen Steaks, Inc. 1969
1/6 Cliff House Hotel 1967
1/7 Commercial Artist Printing Agency 1967
1/8 CP Farm Store / B&M Poultry 1968
1/9 Curio Krom 1967
1/10 Custom Foils 1966-1969
1/11 D.S. Shain 1967-1970
1/12 Daffron's 1968
1/13 D&H Cafe 1969
1/14 Fox Court Studio 1969
1/15 Gallup, Clark M. and Co. 1968-1969
1/16 Georgia Kennelly, D.C. 1968
1/17 Gretchen's Record and Book Shop 1967-1969
1/18 Jakk's Market Gallery 1967-1968
1/19 Janet's Corner 1967
1/20 John Yellam's Produce 1968-1969
1/21 La Salle Hotel 1967-1968
1/22 Last Chance Tavern 1967-1970
1/23 Leo Levy, Pike Place Arcade Stall #1 1968-1969
1/24 Meyer's Candy Store 1967-1968
1/25 Mueller's Second Hand Store 1968-1969
1/26 New Troy Hotel 1967-1968
1/27 Philadelphia Fish Market 1968-1969
1/28 Pike Ice Cream Parlor 1968
1/29 Pike Plaza Foods 1967-1971
1/30 Pinky's Place Fruits 1967-1971
1/31 The Richmark Co. [Printers] 1967-1970
1/32 Russell's Market 1968-1969
1/33 Seaview Hotel 1967-1968
1/34 Shorty's Used Books 1968-1969
1/35 605 Cafe 1968-1969
1/36 Sol Sharin Co. 1969
1/37 Specialty Plumbing Supply 1967-1970
1/38 Tattoo Parlor 1967-1969
1/39 Three Girls Bakery 1969
1/40 Tumwater Tavern 1967-1969
1/41 Unicorn [Artists] 1969
1/42 Viking Foods [Cheese] 1968-1969
1/43 Vi's Cafe 1967-1968
1/44 Pike Place Redevelopment Project - List of Businesses 1968
1/45 Pike Place Redevelopment Project - List of Businesses 1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Pike Place Market
  • Pike Place Market (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Urban renewal--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development