Department of Neighborhoods Photograph Collection, 1970-1995

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Department of Neighborhoods Photograph Collection
1970-1995 (inclusive)
0.4 cubic feet
66 digital image files, (66 digitized images)
Collection Number
Photographs collected by the Public Information Officer and others in the Department of Neighborhoods of activities, events, and people. Includes color slides of beautification projects, art work, and community events.
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 Department of Neighborhoods was created in 1991 by consolidating staff from the Executive Department's Citizens Service Bureau and Office of Neighborhoods, the Community Service Centers of the Department of Human Resources, and the Neighborhood Assistance Division of the Department of Community Development. The Office of Urban Conservation, the City's historic preservation agency, was added in 1992. The following year, the department added a community development function by taking over projects in the Central Area, Southeast Seattle, and the Port of Seattle. In 1999, the Neighborhood Planning Office was abolished and its continuing functions were assumed by the Department of Neighborhoods. The Department's mission is to bring local government closer to the citizens by maintaining a responsive presence in Seattle neighborhoods, by responding to citizen concerns and complaints, and providing a communications link for neighborhoods on City issues that will have an impact on them. The department operates the Neighborhood Service Centers (Little City Halls), administers the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program, staffs the Landmarks Preservation Board, and manages the P-Patch program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs collected by the Public Information Officer and others of activities, events, and people relating to the Department of Neighborhoods. Includes color slides of beautification projects at schools and in business districts, art work, and community events. Sixty-six images have been digitized and are available online.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Department of Neighborhoods Photogoraphs, Record Series 5750-08. Box [number], Folder [number] or Item [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 P-Patches (15 scanned) - slides
1 2 Parks and Playgrounds - Volunteer, Montlake (including dedication), 59th and Phinney, Frazier (before), Carkeek, Weather Watch, Maple Leaf Playground, Webster Park - color slides 1992-1997
1 3 Schools - Beautification - Orca Garden, Adams Elementary, Eckstein, Sacajawea, John Hay, Loyal Heights, Washington, Montlake, Hamilton, Greenwood, Maple, Whitman, Viewlands, Madrona, Greenwood 1990-1997
1 4 Schools - Playgrounds and Playfields - Greenwood, Roxhill, Alki, John Rogers, Stevens, Loyal Heights, Madrona, Whitman, Lakewood, University, Van Asselt 1990-1997
1 5 Seattle Views c 1997 1997
1 6 Traffic Improvements - 22nd and E Lynn Circle, Capital Hill Circle, Maple Leaf Circle, Columbia City Circle, Puget Ridge Improvement, Ravenna RoW - color slides 1992-1997
1 8 Bus Shelters - Greenwood, West Seattle 1997
1 9 Business District Improvements - International District, University District, West Seattle 1990
1 10 Creek and Stream Restoration - College Street, Deadhorse Canyon, Thornton Creek, Colman Frog Pond 1997
1 11 Department of Neighborhoods Staff and Graphics 1990-1997
1 12 Events - Garfield Block Party, Delridge Community Festival, West Seattle Nature and Arts Festival 1990-1997
1 13 Facility renovations - Women's Refugee Center, Phinney Ridge, Madrona Shelter House, Langston Hughes, Good Shepherd, History House 1990-1997
1 14 Playgrounds, Tree planting 1987-1990
1 15 Murals - West Seattle, Green Lake, Columbia City, Central Neighborhood Association, Bryan Manor, 1st and 2nd Ave, Bush Asia, 57th St Underpass, Darigold 1990-1997
1 16 Neighborhoods - Eastlake 1997