Cedar Falls Power Plant Construction Records, 1898-1932

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
Cedar Falls Power Plant Construction Records
1898-1932 (inclusive)
0.8 cubic feet
Collection Number
Records relating to the development and construction of the Cedar Falls Power Plant.
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.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records relating to the development and construction of the Cedar Falls Power Plant. Includes correspondence, specifications, contracts, reports, estimates of work completed, maps and drawings, and test results.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Engineering Department (SED) maintained the City's streets and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects, provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890. In 1931 the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of Public Utilities and in 1936 it assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle Transportation Department.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Cedar Falls Power Plant Construction Records, Record Series 2614-12. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

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Subject Terms

  • Cedar Falls Power Plant (Wash.)
  • Hydroelectric power plants--Washington (State)