Peter Steinbrueck Pike Place Market Collection
Preview up to 100 items from this collection below. Seattle’s Pike Place Market became a historic district in 1971, the result of grassroots organizers led by Victor Steinbrueck. This collection features blueprints, posters, articles and papers related to the market.
Pike Place Market News, April 1984
Includes an article discussing the role of the Historical Commission in allowing larger businesses into Pike Place Market and raises concerns over what this will mean for the small business owners already struggling to survive. The issue also has a map of Pike Place Market listing current retailers.
Identifier: spl_ps_049View this item
Pike Place Market campaign buttons
Buttons with campaign slogans in support of or against the Friends of the Market Initiative to protect Pike Place Market from urban renewal plans.
Date: 1971View this item
Friends of the Market position statement on Pike Plaza Revelopment Project #21
The statement outlines the issues that the Friends group has with the redevelopment plan including the displacement of farmers and proposed usage of buildings in the area. The Friends group emphasizes the need for improvements that will benefit the farmers and the introduction of more low income housing in the area.
Identifier: spl_ps_015View this item
Memorandum describing the preliminary outline for the City of Seattle Farmer and Vendor Study, November 1973
The memorandum and attached documents outline a plan for a 30 day survey examining methods to attract farmers and vendors to Pike Place Market.
Date: 1973-11-27View this item
Greater Seattle Business District of Seattle, 1939
Map showing detailed businesses and buildings in Downtown Seattle and the surrounding area.
Date: 1939View this item
Initiative Measure 276 Petition sheet, 1972
Petition for the creation of the Public Disclosure Commission to make information on campaign fundraising and expenses more transparent and available to the public. This initiative is also referred to as the Public Disclosure Act and has since been replaced by the more current Public Records Act.
Date: 1972View this item
Urban design plans for the Pike Plaza Project, 1968
Design plans created by the John Morse & Associates architecture firm outlining the proposed changes to the Pike Place Market area under the urban renewal plans.
Date: 1968-07View this item
Pike Place Market architectural plans by George Bartholick, 1975
Architectural plans created by George Bartholick, an architect who worked on the restoration of Pike Place Market between 1974 and 1980. The plans depict several levels of the market including the Arcade and Mezzanine.
Date: 1975-01View this item
'Nice Book' sign
Sign created on a white paper bag reading 'Nice Book $6.95 each.'
Identifier: spl_ps_053View this item
Smith Tower at night, ca. 1928
Transcribed from postcard: "This great building with 600 offices with exterior trim of bronze and interior of steel, finished to resemble highly grained mahogany. Besides possessing every convenience required in the business day, has a Chinese Room adjoining and opening onto the observation balcony. This magnificent room is highly decorated in heavy and finely carved Chinese Teakwood, wrought by native workmen, embellished with myriads of porcelain panels in varying designs, replicas of those in ancient Chinese Temples. No room in America is more gorgeous, visited each day by thousands who are afforded a beautiful vista of Seattle, the bay and lakes and the snow capped mountain ranges, with Mount Rainier and Mount Baker in the distance."
Date: 1928?View this item