City of Seattle annexes the Town of Southeast Seattle on January 7, 1907.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/28/2001
  • Essay 3314
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On January 7, 1907, the City of Seattle annexes the Town of Southeast Seattle. This town had a short life, being incorporated on July 2, 1906. The town included the neighborhoods of Seward Park, Mt. Baker, Beacon Hill, Hillman City, and a portion of Rainier Valley.

By ordinance 15172, the Seattle City Council annexed this former third class town that incorporated 5.73 square miles. The boundaries were approximately 24th Avenue S on the west, Lake Washington on the east, S Hanford Street on the north, and S Kenyon Street on the south.

This was the first of six nearby towns that the City of Seattle annexed from January to July, 1907. In October 1907, the Seattle Council approved ordinance 17213, renaming Southeast Seattleā€™s streets.


Myra L. Phelps and Leslie Blanchard, Public Works in Seattle: A Narrative History. The Engineering Department 1875-1975 (Seattle, Seattle Engineering Department, 1978), 218, 222, 224, 230; City of Seattle, Municipal Archives Program, Guide to the Archives of the City of Seattle ed. by Scott Cline (Seattle: City of Seattle Office of the Comptroller, 1988), 159.

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