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Denny Regrade (Seattle) contract for second phase is issued August 29, 1903.
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On August 29, 1903, C. J. Erickson (1852-1937) wins a contract to regrade a portion of Denny Hill. This is the second phase of the massive Denny Regrade, one of several projects designed to make more level the steep hills of Seattle.
The second phase incorporates the area from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue and from Pike Street to Cedar Street, and takes eight years to complete. The first phase was completed on January 6, 1899.
Myra L. Phelps and Leslie Blanchard, Public Works in Seattle: A Narrative History: The Engineering Department 1875–1975. (Seattle: Seattle Engineering Department, 1978), 19-20.
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