In 1907, the City of Seattle annexed the municipalities of West Seattle, Ballard, South Park, Southeast Seattle, and Columbia City as well as Ravenna Park and vicinity and unincorporated southeast neighborhoods, thereby doubling its land area amid a dramatic surge in population. The year 1907 also witnessed the establishment of a number of major institutions including Pike Place Public Market, Children's Orthopedic Hospital, and Moore Theatre. The year saw the founding of the future United Parcel Service and the completion of St. James Cathedral and the Home of the Good Shepherd. Finally, groundbreaking for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition on the University of Washington Campus took place on June 1, 1907.
These landmark events were recapped in a series of eight large exhibit panels written by Alan J. Stein and designed by Marie McCaffrey for the Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. The panel graphics are here reduced in size and reproduced as PDFs for online viewing.
- 1907: the Year Seattle Became a Real City( 610 KB pdf)
- Ballard: Still a City Within a City (678 KB pdf)
- Columbia City: Gem of the Southeast (1.2 MB pdf)
- South Park: Seattle's Backyard Garden (628 KB pdf)
- West Seattle: The City Reclaims its Birthplace (2 MB pdf)
- Pike Place Market: Soul of the City (1.9 MB pdf)
- Founding Fathers and Mothers: Planting Seeds for a Century (751 KB pdf)
- Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Breaking Ground for a New Era (768 KB pdf)