Zoning Commission Subject Files, 1920-1924

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Zoning Commission
Zoning Commission Subject Files
1920-1924 (inclusive)
0.2 cubic feet
Collection Number
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Zoning Commission was established in 1920 to survey the City, divide it into districts or zones, and recommend land use in those areas. The City Engineer, Superintendent of Buildings, one Parks Trustee, and six individuals appointed by the Mayor comprised the Commission membership. In 1923, the Commission presented a draft ordinance to City Council which became the City's first Zoning Code. Commission activities were superceded by creation of the City Planning Commission in 1924. Although inactive, the Commission was not abolished until 1936.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, reports, maps, and newspaper clippings related to the work of the Seattle Zoning Commission in compiling the City's first zoning code.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Subject Files, Record Series 1651-02 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Zoning Commission: A Zoning Program for Seattle undated
1 2 Zoning Commission: Annual Reports 1920-1924
1 3 Zoning Commission: Area District Regulations of the Zoning Plan undated
1 4 Zoning Commission: Correspondence 1920-1924
1 5 Zoning Commission: Height and Area Map 1923
1 6 Zoning Commission: Maps and Drawings - Study Materials 1920-1921
1 7 Zoning Commission: Newspaper Clippings 1920
1 8 Zoning Commission: Newspaper Clippings 1920-1921
1 9 Zoning Commission: Newspaper Clippings 1921-1922
1 10 Zoning Commission: Newspaper Clippings 1922-1923
1 11 Zoning Commission: Proposed Zoning Ordinance (Preliminary Copy) 1923
1 12 Zoning Commission: Public Relations 1920-1922
1 13 Zoning Commission: Zoning (Articles by A.G. Tralle) undated
1 14 Zoning Commission: Zoning Ordinance (July 27, 1923) 1923

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Land use--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Zoning--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Zoning Commission

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)