Seattle Neighborhood History Project
Preview up to 100 items from this collection below. View items related to your neighborhood’s history available at the library and other archives. Photos, historical articles and documents tell tales from the past.
George, Duwamish tribe member, June 25, 1920
Transcribed from original: "Portraits. George, a Duwamish Indian, living on Georgetown flats, Seattle."
Date: 1920-06-25View this item
Laying the Cornerstone of Denny Hall, July 4, 1894
Transcribed from photograph: "Colleges & Universities. Washington (state) University. Denny hall. Laying of the cornerstone. July 4, 1894."
Date: 1894-07-04View this item
House of Henry L. Yesler, 1860
Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Houses. Yesler, Henry L. Exterior. Front St. and James St. 1860. Flume was the source of the water supplies from springs."
Date: 1860View this item
Fire station, Engine House No. 3, ca. 1910
Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Buildings. Fire station (Engine House #3) Exterior. Terry Ave. and Alder St. 1903-1921. Except for removal of hose drying tower still standing."
Date: 1910?View this item
Yesler's dock, 1875
Transcribed from photograph: "Wharves. Yesler's dock. Foot of Mill Street. 1875."
Date: 1875View this item
1st Ave. north from Main St., 1879
Transcribed from photograph: "Streets. Front St. 1879. Looking North from Main St. 1. New England house. 2. Waddell and Miles store. 3. University. 4. Sixth St. School. 5. San Francisco store. 6. Squire's opera house."
Date: 1879View this item
Public Safety Building and War Memorial, 1950
Transcribed from photograph: "Buildings. Public Safety Building and war memorial. Exterior, north facade from 4th Ave. 1950. Modern. Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson; Young & Richardson; B. Marcus Priteca, associated architects."
Date: 1950View this item
7th Ave. W. and W. Olympic Pl., 1956
Transcribed from photograph: "Houses. 7th Ave. W. and W. Olympic Place. Exterior. Wood. West facade. Photo by Werner Lenggenhager, 1956."
Date: 1956View this item
Seattle Public Library from 4th Ave. and Spring St., 1952
Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Public Library. Dec. 1952. From 4th & Spring."
Date: 1952View this item
Public Safety Building World War II memorial plaque, 1951
Transcribed from photograph: "Buildings. Public Safety Building. Public Safety Bldg. Memorial Plaque--World War II. 1951."
Date: 1951View this item