Seattle 1907: A Milestone Year

  • By Alan J. Stein and Marie McCaffrey
  • Posted 8/06/2007
  • Essay 8244
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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.

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