Suzanne Hittman Collection of the Pike Place Market
Preview up to 100 items from this collection below. Explore the early history of the Pike Place Market through letters, receipts, plans, rental agreements and other documents related to the market’s business.
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Earl M. Eba regarding improvements to his stall, June 13, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin encouraging Earl M. Eba, owner of Eba's Grocery and Market at Pike Place, to make improvements to his stall. Goodwin suggests Eba work with his neighbor, George Brehm, to install new flooring in the area between their businesses.
Date: 1927-06-13View this item
Market Rules and Regulations
Pike Place Market Rules and Regulations for tenants to abide by including certain hours of operation, management approval for signage, behavior requirements and the specific commodities that tenants are allowed to sell at their stalls. This particular form states that the tenant will be allowed to sell ""all drinks, all kinds pastry, chili, soups, salads, [and] individual meat pies.""
Identifier: spl_sh_00056View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to D.Z. Gourman regarding poor business practices, March 11, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to D.Z. Gourman stating he has become aware of Gourman's practice of directing customers looking for butter to stalls on the upper floor rather than the closer stalls on the lower floor. Goodwin states 'We do not think this is fair to your neighboring merchants and we ask you to investigate and if your clerks have been doing this, to correct it.'
Date: 1927-03-11View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Mr. Stier regarding Pike Place Public Market finances for their expansion, June 24, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Mr. Stier regarding payments to Mrs. Pound and William P. Harper and Son for the upcoming expansion of Pike Place Market.
Date: 1928-06-24View this item
John Clifford contract for employment with Pike Place Public Markets, Inc., January 1927
The contract presents the terms of John Clifford's employment as the Assistant Manager for Pike Place Public Markets, Inc. The contract stipulates that Clifford will work for the company for a period of ten years with a salary of $275 per month with additional stock benefits.
Date: 1927-01View this item
Two unknown men, ca. 1865
Tintype portrait of two unidentified men.
Date: 1865?View this item
Clara Latimer Bickford letter to mother Sarah Latimer, February 16, 1892
Clara Latimer Bickford was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer and sister of Narcissa Latimer Denny. She married Arthur Farrington Bickford in 1888 in Minnesota. They lived in Seattle from roughly 1892-1900 before moving to Oregon. The letter discusses Clara's sister and brother-in-law Narcissa and Orion Denny, along with Clara's daughter Ethel and other family matters.
Date: 1892-02-16View this item
Letter from Earl M. Eba to Arthur Goodwin regarding improvements to his stall, June 14, 1927
Letter from Earl M. Eba regarding Arthur Goodwin's suggestion that he and his neighbor, George Brehm, improve the flooring between their stalls. Eba responds that he paid the expenses necessary to replace the floor previously and it is now Brehm's turn to shoulder the expense.
Date: 1927-06-14View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to the Gillespie Auto Laundry asking about their car wash system, July 16, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Gillespie Auto Laundry asking about the particulars of their car wash system. Goodwin expresses interest in installing such a system in the Pike Place Market auto park.
Date: 1927-07-16View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Lieutenant C.G. Carr regarding parking at Pike Place Market, November 12, 1927
In his letter, Goodwin writes to Lieutenant Carr to provide the license plate numbers of cars who are parking at Pike Place Market all day and requests that he look into the matter.
Date: 1927-11-12View this item