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What Has Been Accomplished
Since the Great Fire.
Itoarly 011,000,000 Spent la the Work
nt Reconstruction—List of the
New Building*.
j he second anniversary of the great firs
finds the work of rebuilding the business
district of the city practically completed.
The forty blocks, which two years ago to
day Were covered with heaps of smoking
ruins, are again occupied by buildings in
which the life of the city noes on as before
—yet not as before. The humbls wooden
structures, with here and there ons of
brick, which had been produced as
the result of a struggle lasting nearly
forty years, have been replaced in two
Jsars by long lines of tall buildings which
j the beauty of their architecture and the
•olidtty of their construction make Seattle
the most stately city on the Pacific coast.
Had the city only been rebuilt as it was
before in that space of time, it would have
bsso an exhibition of energy deserving
of admiration, but it has been rebuilt in a
style far surpassing the most sanguine
hop«» of its founders. In these larger and
mors beautiful homes, not only has the
business of the city go:ie on uninterrupted,
but It has grown incredibly in volume
with the doubling of the city's population.
Bat such a story can be told most graph
ically in figures. Within the two years
ending today there have been erected in
the burnt district 154 buildings of brick
sad «tonc, at an aggregate cost of $7,500,000,
and frame and iron buildings and wharves
amounting in value to $1,735,000. Corpor
ations, such as the Oregon Improvement
Company, the Northern Pacific railroad,
the Lake Shore road, have spent on im
provements in that district alone about
$1,000,000. The city has expended in
widening, grading and planking streets
•nd construction of water-works in the
burnt section about $450,000. This makes
s grand total of $10,685,000 spent in two
years on the work of reconstruc
tion, an amount almost, .if not
quits, equal to the loss by the fire, includ
ing the merchandise and movable property,
wbicl> was a large proportion of the whole.
f fb« work of reconstruction is now
practically finished, but building is still
C'ng on. It is not so general as it has
D during the past two years of replac
ing what was lost, but the buildings in
course of construction and in the hands of
#/cbH# ct s are numerous enough to prove
that the city is enjoying a steady, healthy
Sowth, and they are of such character as
prove that the high standard of excel
lence which has been set during the era of
reeonftruction will be maintained in the
Following is a list of the new buildings
ererted since the fire in the burnt district:
Post and Edwards, Front and Uni
versity, brick, 120x110, three and six stories;
e»Bt, $65,000.
A.. T. Palmer, Pike snd Front, brick,
*o3*Bo, six stories; cost, $45,000.
|ohA Collins, Occidental block, Yesler,
Second, James and Front, brick and iron,
five stories; cost, $200,000.
Butler block, Guy C. Phinney, Second
and James, brick, stone and iron, 115x108,
Md six stories; cost, $200,000.
HafTisburg building, W. E. Bailey, Sec
ond «ttd Cherry, stone and brick, 108x115,
seved ftoriea; cost, $200,000.
Llewellyn, Dodge & Co., Second near
Cherry, brick, 60x40, two stories; cost,
Seattle block, Dexter Horton, Third and
Cherry, brick, iron and stone, 120x136, six
■tories; cost, SBO,OOO.
J. H. Rengstorff, Second near Cherry,
brick, «tone and iron, 60x108, four and five
stories; cost, $45,000.
T. D. Hinckley, Second and Columbia,
brick, stone and iron, 120x111, five stories
and basement; cost, $125,000.
Washington Territory Investment Com
pany, Becond and Cherry, brick, stone and
Iron, 00x108, three stories; cost, $60,000.
Evening Times, Columbia near Second,
brick,2ox6o, three stories; cost, $15,000.
N. F. Butt, Columbia near Second, brick,
35x25, two stories, (torn down to make
room for larger building); cost $5,000.
Puget Sound Improvement Company,
poatofßce, Columbia near Second, brick,
50x120, one story; cost, $13,000.
Haller building, Second and Columbia,
brick and stone, 60x111, five and seven
stories; cost. SIOO,OOO.
D. W. Douthitt, Second near Columbia,
brick. 60x111, four stories, cost. $50,000.
Epler block, W. F. Epler, Second near
Columbia, brick and stone, 60x108, four
stories; cost, $50,000.
Thomas Burke. Second and Marion, cut
stone, pressed brick and iron, 120x111, six
stories on Second and eight on Marion
coat. $300,000.
John Leary, Second and Marion, brick,
120x80, one story; cost, $22,500.
Lawrence Coleman, Second and Marion,
brick, 60x60, one story; cost, $4,000.
T. Burke, Second near Madison, brick,
60x90. one story : cost, SI,OOO.
John Leary and W. R. Ballard, Second
near Madison, brick, 18x20, one storv;
roat, S7OO.
Frauantbal Bros., Second and Madison,
brick. fOxlOfl, one story; cost, $6,500.
Mr> M. D. Tease, Second and Spring,
brick. 37x60, one story; cost, $4,000.
G. Winehill, Second and Sencca, brick
and stone, 60x111, four stories and base
ment : cost, $42,030.
L. Kline. Second and University, brick,
120x111, five stories; cost. $50,000; two
stories completed and roofod; expended to
date. $31,000.
Manhattan, W. E. Bailey. Second and
Union. brick, 120x111, three stories; to
cost $50,000.
Thomas Burke, Third and Union, brick,
fiflxSO. three stories; cost. $30,000.
E. H. Fisher, Pike and Third, brick,
60x120, three stories; cost, $35,000.
Schwabaoher Brothers 4 Co., Commer
cial and Yesler, brick and iron, 54x108,
four stories; cost, $05,000.
Colman-Starr building, Yesler and Com
mercial, stone, iron and brick, 40x111, four
stories; cost, $50,000.
Frauenthal Bros., Commercial near Yes
ler, stone, iron and brick, 40x111, four
•tories; cost. $40,000.
E. L. Terry and A. A. Denny, Commer
cial near Yesler, brick and stone, 100x108,
four stories; cost, SIOO,OOO.
Edward L. Terry and George B. Kittin
ger, Commercial and Washington, brick
and Iron, SOxlOfl, four stories; cost, $83,000.
Ram on a hotel, M. H. Maud, Commercial
and Washington, brick and stone, 40x111,
four stories; to cost $40,000; expended to
date, $20,000.
John Langston. Washington near Rail
road avenue, brick, 60x70, three stories;
cost, SIB,OOO.
J. H. Marshall. Commercial and Wash
ington. brick, 111x60, two stories: cost,
Isaac Farker, Commercial near Main,
brick and stone, 30x111, three stories;
coat, $25,000.
Brannipin & Smith, Commercial near
Main, brick, 30x111, three stories; cost,
Harms <fc Dickman, Front and Marion,
brick. 90x111, three stories; coat, $21,000.
t. M. Colman, Front, Columbia and
Marion, brick, stone and iron, six stories,
to cost $270,000; expended to date, $135,000.
James Campbell, Front and Marion,
brick, iron and stone. 30x111, four stories ;
cost, $32,500.
Robert Knipe, Front near Marion, brick,
Iron and stone. 80x111, fonr stories; cost,
John Noyes, Front near Madison, brick,
stone and iron, 111x120, four stories; cost,
George F. Frys, Front and Marion, brick
and stone, 125x111, five stories; cost, $125,-
Gatzert & McDonald, Front and Madi
son, brick. 120x111, fire stories, to cost
$150,000; temporary building completed;
expended to date, $20,000.
M. R. Maddocks, Front and Madison,
brick, 60x65, two stories; cost, SIO,OOO.
Jensen & Kock, Madison and Front,
brick, 40x60. one story; cost, $7,000.
L. A. Griffith, Front "bear Maclison,
brick, 60x100, three stories; cost, $25,000.
Richard Holyoke, Front and Spring,
brick; cost, $75,000.
Starr estate. Front and Beneca, brick
and stone, 60x111, four and seven stones;
cost, $75,000.
Guy C. Phinney, Seneca and Front,
brick and stone, four stories; cost, $-10,000.
Dr. E. C. Kilbourne, Front and Uni
versity, brick, 60x110, seven stories, to
cost $75,000, expended to date, SIB,OOO.
Gilmore «fc Kirkman, Front and Uni
versity, brick, stone and iron, 120x110,
seven stories; cost, $175,000.
Jacob Levy, Front near Seneca, brick,
45x80. four stories; cost, $25,000.
L. Diller, Front near University, brick,
80x90, four stories; cost, $40,000.
H. L. Yesler, Pioneer building, Front
and James, brick, stone and granite,
115x111 feet, six stories; cost, $270,000.
Louis Feurer, Yesler, near Front, brick,
30x100, five stories, to cost $45,000; first
story roofed; expended to date, $20,000.
Starr-Boyd, Front and Cherry, pressed
brick, 100x135, five stories; cost. SIOO,OOO.
Safe Deposit, Angus Mackintosh, Front
and Cherry, brick, stone and iron. 30x111,
seven stories; cost, $65,000.
Chris Scheuerman, Front and Cherry,
brick and stone, 60x111, three stories; cost,
Kline & Rosenberg, Front and Cherry,
iron and brick, 30x135, four stories; cost,
Gordon Ilardwaie Company, foot of
Cherry, brick. 30x111, five stories and base
ment; cost, $31,000.
Washington building, Starr estate, Front
and Cherry, pressed brick, stone and iron,
50x111, six stories; cost, $150,000.
J. li. Lewis, Front near Cherry, brick,
24x111, four stories; cost, $22,000.
Union block, Front near Cherry, brick,
80x111, four stories; cost, $75,000.
Toklas, Singerman & Co., San Francisco
store, Front and Columbia, pressed brick,
stone and iron, 60x111, four stories and
high basement; cost, SIOO,OOO.
John Sullivan, Front near Cherry, brick,
stone and iron, 120x111, four stories and
basement; cost, $150,000.
M. & K. Gottstein, Front and Colum
bia, brick and iron, 60x111, four stories;
cost, $85,000.
Roxwell. Front and Columbia, brick,
60x110, three stories; cost, $30,000.
Smith, Gill & Branigan, Front near
Columbia, brick, 60x110, three stories; cost,
Carleton block, Guy C. Phinney, Front
near Marion, brick, stone and iron, three
■tones; cost, $32,000.
C. F. E. Voss, Front near Marion, brick,
30x111, three stories; cost, $21,000.
The A. P. Hotaling Co., Commercial near
Washington, brick, 30x111, three stories;
cost, $22,000.
Isaac Parker, Commercial near Jackson,
brick, 30x111, three stories; cost, $25,000.
J. G. Kcnyon, Commercial near Wash
ington, brick, 30x57, three stories and
basement; cost, $),000.
Squire-Latimer, Commercial and Main,
brick and stone, 120x108, four stories and
basement; cost, $140,000.
Mrs. L. M. Harmon, Commercial and
Main, brick, 60x108, three stories; cost,
Captain E. L. Marshall and Cyrus
Walker, Commercial and Main, brick and
stone, 111x120; cost, SIOO,OOO.
G. Winehill. Main and Commercial,
brick, 40x111, three stories and basement;
cost, $30,000.
J. M. Colman and John Collins, Main
and Railroad, 40x120, three stories; cost,
W. H. Bow, Commercial near Main,
brick, 60x103, four stories; cost, $30,000.
11. Adams, Commercial between Main
and Jackson, brick, 30x110, three stories;
cost, $21,000.
Seattle National bank, South Second
and Yesler, stone, iron and brick. 120x111,
six stories and basement; cost, $250,000.
W. H. Maud, Commercial near Jackson,
brick, 30x111, three stories; cost, $15,000.
Dahlquist & Co., Commercial and Main,
brick, 28x36, one story; cost, $2,500.
W. 11. Cowie, South Second near Wash
ington, brick, 51x111. three Btories; cost,
Moses Korn, Y"esler and South Second,
brick, 60x61. three stories; cost, $50,000.
P. P. Tadden, brick, stone and iron,
three stories and basement, 25x90, Yesler
near South Second; cost, $12,000.
J. H. Sanderson, Yesler near South
Second, brick, 32x60, three stories; cost,
C. E. Bowman. South Second and Wash
ington, brick, 30x103, three stories; cost,
George B. KiHinger, South Second and
Washington, brick, 56x65, four stories;
cost, $30,000.
George B. Kittingcr, Washington near
South Second, 20x60, four stories; cost
J. W. Hunt, Washington and South Sec
ond, brick, 71x111, one story and basement,
cost. $12,000.
John Cort. Washington and South Sec
ond, brick, 80x120, three stories; cost, $37,-
George C. Munroe, Washington nnd
South Second, brick, 30x60, three stories;
cost. $24,000.
Kline vfc Rosenberg, Washington, near
Second, brick, 40xG0, three stories; cost,
Cole & Nordrum, Washington, near
South Second, brick, 35x30, three stories;
cost. $20,000.
Ciancev Bros., Washington, near South
Second, brick, one story and basement, 30x
60; cost. $12,000.
George Kinnear, South Second, between
Main and Washington, brick, 60x103, six
stories; cost, $75,000.
G. W. Young. Washington, near South
Second, brick, 30x60, three stories and base
ment; cost, SII,OOO.
Jesse \V. George, Main and South Sec
ond, brick, 60x10$, six stories; cost, $75,-
I.anren Ingles, Jackson and South Sec
ond, brick, 60x111, three stories; cost, $35,-
000. i
F. Marco, Jackson and South Second,
brick, 51x155, one story; cost, SB,OOO.
Homer Hill, Yesler near South Fourth,
brick and stone, (50x120, four stories; cost,
$35,000; expended to date, $16,000.
J. 11. Sanderson, business block. South
Tuird near Yesler, brick, 30x108, four
stories; cost, $20,000.
Erodes, Schlesinger Nugent, brick,
&3xloß, three stories and basement; cost,
Ching Chong Hock. South Third near
Washington, brick, 60x60, three stories;
cost. SIB,OOO.
Ching Chong Hock. Washington and
South Third, brick, tJOafiO. three stories;
cost, SIB,OOO.
Ching Gee Hee, Washington near South
Third, brick, 30x60, three stories; cost,
Phillips, Washington near South
Fourth, brick. 60xf», three stories; cost,
George B. Kittinger, brick, three stories
above lirst story, corner South Second and
Washington streets: cost, $5,000.
W. S. Meredith, brick, three stories and
basement, east side of South Third, be
tween Main and Jackson streets; cost,
•Dexter Horton, brick, seven stories,
northeast corner of Cherry and Becond
streets; cost, $200,000.
Lou Graham, brick, three stories, south
east corner Washington and Fourth
streets; cost, $25,000.
W. E. Bailey, brick, one story, northeast
corner Second street and Yesler avenue;
cost, SIO,OOO.
Maud & Bittencourl, brick, one story,
southeast corner of Yesler avenue and
South Third street; cost, SIO,OOO.
H. L. Yesler, stone and brick, six stories,
northwest corner Yesler avenue and Front
street; cost, $75,000.
Jesse W. George, brick, one story, north
east corner Commercial and Main streets;
cost, SIO,OOO.
A. L. Cohn, brick, one story, east side of
Front, near Spring street; cost, SIB,OOO.
J. A. Loggie, brick, three stories and
basement, northeast corner Main and
South Fourth streets; cost, $35,000.
G. Poncin, brick, one story with base
ment, southwest corner Marion and Sec
ond streets; cost, SIO,OOO.
G. Winehill, brick and stone, southeast
corner Second and Seneca streets; cost,
Dr. H. A. Smith, stone and brick, six
stories, northeast corner James and Se
cond ; cost, $75,000.
Y. M. C. A., brick and stone, one story
and basement, west side Front street, be
tween Union and Pike streets; cost, SIO,OOO.
H. L. Yesler, stone and brick, five
stories, southwest corner Commercial and
Yesler; cost, $40,000.
Schwabacher Bros. & Co., frame, one
story, foot of Union street; cost, $1,500.
Starr estate, brick, five stories, repairs,
east side of West street, between Spring
and Seneca; cost. $4,000.
Harms & Dickman. brick, additional
story, southeast corner Front and Marion;
cost, $12,000.
H. K. Owens, brick, two stories, west
side Bouth Third, between Yesler and
Washington; cost, SB,OOO.
Wah Chung, brick, four stories, west side
of South Fifth, between Washington and
Main; cost, $25,000.
James Murphy, brick, three stories,
southwest corner South Fourth and Wash
ington streets; cost, $5,000.
J. M. Frink and F. Headman, brick and
stone, four stories, sotheast corner Jack
son and South Second; cost, $50,000.
Fred E. Sander, brick, three stories, east
side Front, between Madison and Spring;
cost, $15,000.
Schwabacher Bros. <fc Co., brick, four
stories, southeast corner Main and South
Second; cost, SBO,OOO.
Captain Nugent and Champaux, Wash
ington near South Third, 60x62, three
stories; cost, SIB,OOO.
Jesse W. George and Captain John Nu
gent, brick and stone, three stories, 30x80,
Washington between South Third and
South Fourth; cost, $15,000.
John Sullivan, Third and Main, brick,
60x90, three stories; cost, $30,000.
T. Gard estate, Third and Main, brick,
80x60; cost, $15,000.
J. W. George, Third and Main, brick,
30x60, three stories; cost, $15,000.
Morrell <fc Morrell, Washington, near
South Third, brick, 30x66, three stories;
cost, $15,000.
W. T. Hall, South Third near Main, brick,
60x70, four stories; cost, $28,000.
Engle <fc McElroy, South Third between
Main and Washington, brick, 60x90, three
stories and basement; cost, $27,000.
George Kinnear, Main and Third, brick
and stone, 60x108, four stories and base
ment; cost, $40,000.
G. Winehill, Third and Main, brick,6ox
10S, threo stories and basement; cost,
George Kinnear, South Third near Main,
brick, 60x108, four Btories and basement;
cost, $35,000.
John R. Kinnear, Third and Jackson,
60x108, four etories and basement; to cost
$35,000, expended to date, $7,000.
Shank 3 & Mills, South Third and Jack
son, brick, 60x108, three stories; cost,
T. R. Hughes, Commercial near Jackson,
brick, 30x111, three stories; cost, SIB,OOO.
George J. Kilgen, Second and Cherry,
brick, 60x111, two stories; cost, $12,000.
W. E. Bailey, Columbia, near Third,
brick, 60x60, two stories; cost, SIO,OOO.
August Melhorn, Second, near Marion,
brick, 60x60, one story; cost, $4,000.
Steam Heat and Power Company, Post
and West, brick and frame, 50x90, one
story; cost. $6,000.
A. B. Stewart, D. N. Baxter and A. Bar
ker. Tremont block, Front and Cherry,
brick and stone, 41x110, three stories; cost,
J. D. Lowman, A. B. Stewart, Jacob
Furth and Albert Hansen, Front and
Cherry, brick, 70x110, one and two stories;
cost, $20,000.
John Pascoe, Second, near University,
brick, 30x40, one story, SI,OOO.
Schwabacher Bros. & Co., foot of Union,
wharf, 40x220 and 80x300, two warehouses •
cost, SIO,OOO.
A. A. Denny, foot of Union, wharf,
120x200; cost, $3,500.
Guy C. Phinney, water front, between
Union and University, wharf, 60x350,
foundry building, 25xfi0, store, 20x40, soap
factory, 45x100; cost, $16,000.
David Gilmore, H. W. Baker & Co.,
wharf, foot of University, 120x100, four
warehouses, 50x110 each, shipping house
40x110; cost, $14,000.
E. C. Kilbourne, water front, between
University and Seneca, wharf. 60x520,
warehouses, 60x100 and 60x120- cost'
R. S. Hopkins, foot of Seneca, wharf,
60x500 feet, two-story hotel. 60x100, factory
building, 60x110; cost, SIO,OOO.
W. C. Squire* Badere's wharf, foot of
Seneca, 50x500, two warehouses, 60x110
each, office building, 40x75; cost, $12,000.
Starr estate, Baxter's wharf, foot of
Spring, wharf, 30x500 and 30x350, two
60x110 warehouses; cost, $9,000.
Amos Brown, Cyrus Walker, and Car
keek and Nicholas, foot of Spring street,
wharf, 60x500, two warehouses, each 60x100
each; cost, $9,000.
Seattle Coal and Iron Company, foot of
Madison street, bunkers, 40x210 wharf
80x410; cost. $30,000.
Commercial Miil Company, water front
between Madison and Marion, wharf and
piling, 240x560, four corrugated iron build
ings each 11.x120, three warehouses
each 60x120; cost, $70,000.
J. M. Colman, West, between Columbia
and Marion, four corrugated iron build
ings, each 117x120, two stories; cost S6O -
West Seattle Improvement Company,
foot of Marion, wharf and building, 66x6£,
one story; cost, $4,500.
J. L. Colman, water front, between Mar
ion and Columbia, two corrugated iron
warehouses. 70x100, frame
cost. $13,600.
J. L. Colman, water front, between Mar
ion and Madison, wharf, 240x300; cost.
Melkorn <fc Probst, Columbia, near West,
corrugated iron, 25x60, one story: cost,
H. L. Yesler, water front, foot oi Yesler
avenue, wharves, comigated iron business,
buildings, etc.; cost, SIOO,OOO.
A. A. Denny, Kaiiroad near Yesler,
wharf and piJfng, 15x300 feet, corrugated
iron building, 85x70, and warehouse; cost,
J. A. Hatfield, water front, between Yes
ler and Washington, wharf, 400x26 and
100x100, warehouses, 38x75, 18x20, 50x75,
00x60. 400x26; cost, $14,000.
Harrington & Smith, foot of Washing
ton, wharf, 60x600, warehouse, one story,
30x240, and two stories, 60x120; cost, $15,-
Seattle Stevedores, Longshoremen and
Riggers' Union, foot Main, frame and cor
rugated iron, 30x30; cost, $1,300.
P. H. Gallaher, foot Washington, frame
and corrugated iron, 30x75, two stories, and
30x70, one story; cost, $3,500.
Wright <fc Rank, Washington and Rail
road, corrugated iron, 50x60, three stories;
cost, $5,700.
Isaac Parker, Railroad near Washing
ton, corrugated iron, 30x60, one story;
cost, SI,OOO.
E. Meyer, Railroad near Washington,
corrugated iron, 30x60; cost, SI,OOO.
Isaac Parker, Railroad near Main, corru
gated iron; cost, SI,OOO.
Thomas McClanahan, Railroad near
Main, corrugated iron, 20x60, three stories;
cost, $3,000.
Ihonias H. Davis, Main near Railroad,
corrugated iron, two stories, 60x50; cost,
John Egan, Main near Railroad, corru
gated iron, 33x36, three stories; cost, $2,000.
Brannigan & Smith, Railroad near Main,
corrugated iron, 30x100, one story; cost,
J. M. Colman, Cyrus Walker and John
Collins, Railroad and Jackson, two stories;
cost, $22,000.
C. H. Allmond, iron, two stories, foot of
Union street; cost, S3OO.
Z. C. Miles, iron, one story, northeast
corner Yesler and West streets; cost, SBOO.
W. C. Noble, frame, three stories, Weller,
between Commercial and Second streets;
cost, $3,500.
S. Landstrom, frame, two stories, Com
mercial, between Weller and King strsets;
cost, $2,000.
Annam & Ballory, frame, two stories,
block 32, Dearborn's second addition; cost,
John Cavanaugh, frame, two stories,
Weller street, Maynard's addition; cost
George F. Ward, iron, two stories, Com
mercial street extension; cost, $650.
H. E. Schmidt, frame, one story, north
east corner Jackson and Railroad avenue;
cost, S7OO.
J. Colman, iron warehouse; cost, SIO,OOO.
John Johnson, frame, two stories, Com
mercial, between King and Weller streets.
H. E. Schmidt, frame, two stories, tide
flats; cost, S3OO.
S. R. Haller & Co., frame, two stories,
lot 2, block 2, Mechanics' square; cost,
W. Stetson, frame, barn, tide flats; cost,
Allen & Nelson, frame, one-story, tide
flats; cost,s4oo.
Rohlf & Schrader, frame, two stories,
Mechanics' square; cost, S3OO.
W. W. Buchanan A Sons, frame, two
stories, tide flats; cpst, SBOO.
Stetson & Post, frame, two buildings,
one of two stories, the other one; cost,
A. P. Spaulding, frame, one and one
half stories, Railroad avenue; cost, $450.
Felix L'Arpenteur, frame, one story,
King street, under the coal bunkers; cost,
John E. Good, Jackson, near Commer
cial, frame factory, 30x60; cost, $2,700.
San Francisco Bridge Company, Jack
son, near Commercial, 15x20, one story;
cost, S6OO.
P. J. Sullivan, iron factory, foot of King,
40x70, one-story frame; cost, $1,500.
Stetson & Post, foot of Weller, wharf,
mill and tenements; expended to date,
Columbia & Paget Sound railway, Com
mercial and King, frame, 30x50, three sto
ries; cost, $2,000.
Dan Mahoney, Railroad, near King,
frame, 18x26, one story; cost, S4OO.
Charles Rost, Commercial near King,
frame, 30x80, four stories; cost, $4,000.
Louis Schaffer, Commercial near King,
30x90, two stories; cost, $2,000.
Louis Bockraan, Commercial near King,
30x60, two stories; cost, $2,000.
S. Lindstrom, Commercial near Weller,
30x60; cost, $2,000.
John Johnson, Commercial near Weller,
frame, 30x60, two stories; cost, $2,000.
11. E. Schmidt, Commercial and Weller,
frame, 50x60, three stories; cost, $4,500.
N. P. Andrews, Weller near Commer
cial, frame, three stories, 30xS0; cost,
W. Noyle, Weller near Commercial,
frame, 24x60, two stories; cost, $1,500.
Henderson <fc Gotz, Weller near South
Second, frame, 30x60, two stories; cost,
Braillard & Gugelbage, Weller near
South Second, frame, 60x60, two stones;
cost, $2,000.
G. Meister, Commercial and Weller,
frame hotel, 30x80, two stories; cost, $4,000.
Wilbour & Johnson, Weller near Com
mercial, irame, 30x80, three stories; cost,
Mohr & Birkl, Commercial near Weller,
frame, 20x100, two stories; cost, SI,BOO.
Rolfs & Schoder, Weller near Cammer
cial, frame, 50x60, three stories; cost,
Rolfs & Schoder, Commercial near Wel
ler, factory building, 160x72; cost, $3,000.
W. Campbell & Co., Commercial and
Lane, frame factory, 36x60, one story; cost,
Commercial street boiler works, Penny
& Co., Commercial and Lane, frame, 30x
100, one story; cost, SI,OOO.
Hall & Paulson Lumber Company, Com
mercial street, wharf; cost, SIO,OOO.
J. Cavanaugh, Weller near Commercial,
frame, 16x38, two stories; cost, $2,000.
Sell »t Dexter, Weller near Commercial,
frame,s2x46,three stories: cost, $3,500.
Mebanics' Mill Company, foot of Nor
man, wharf; cost, $12,000.
Puget Sound Cedar and Lumber Com
pany, wharf, foot ot Lane street, 100x600
feet; cost, $5,000.
Seattle Dry Dock Company, general im
provements; expended to date, $200,000.
Mechanics' Mill and Lumber Company;
expended since fire, $50,000.
T. A. and T. E. Jones, tide flats,wharves,
warehouse, barns, roadways, etc.; ex
pended to date, $15,000.
Sol Simpson, mill, wharf, barn aad road
way; cost, $2,000.
Allen & Nelson, Commercial and Nor
man, wharves, buildings; expended to
date, $20,000.
R. A. Chisholm, Comme cial street,
wharf and warehouse; cost, $",000.
Stevens, Commercia' street, tide
flats, wharf 150x200; cost, $' 500.
J. Peterson, Commercial street tide flats,
wharf and warehouse; cost, $1,500.
Fredericks, Commercial street, tide flats,
wharf and warehouse; coat, $2,000.
G. P. McFadden. tide .flab, wharf 60x240
and warehouse; cost, $3,000.
Biddencourt <fc Commt. cial; cost
$1,500. (
Joseph Green, wharf; cost, SI,OOO.
Oregon Improvement Company, foot
Lane, wharf and warehouse; cost, $20,000.
A. Schuester, flats, wharf and barn*
cost. SI,BOO. £
Collins <fc DunhaJa, wharf and barns*
cost, $4,000. Tji
C. Rabel, tide wharf and house:
cost, SI,OOO. f r :t\ »
Moran Bros., fS 1 ? *-A* and machine shop,
200x35 feet and! e,u * feet, with exten-
sions, piling, wharving and other improve
ments; expended to date, $100,009.
William H. Bryant, tide flats, wharf and
house; cost, $2,000.
D. K. Howard, tide flats, hotel building
and wharf; cost, $4,000.
Elliott Bay Bridge and Pile Company,
whari; cost, SIO,OOO.
Surber & Egan, wharf and house, 30x240;
cost, $2,000.
Chris Miller, wharf and house; cost,
Unknown, tide flats, wharf and ware
house ; cost, $3,000.
Day Bros., Commercial street, wharf
and barn; cost, $3,000.
O'Brien, Commercial street, wharf and
building; cost, $2,000.
McKinnon <k Kerr, Commercial street,
wharf and office; cost, $2,000.
Dr. J. Eugene Jordan, Commercial
street, wharf and two buildings; cost,
Stewart & Heilbron, Commercial street,
wharf and piling; cost, $1,200.
Z. T. Holden and others. Commercial
street; cost, SI,OOO.
Washington Iron Works, Grant street,
buildings, wharves, etc; cost, SOO,OOO.
Seattle Boiler Works, near Mechanics'
mill; cost, $3,000.
W. W. Buchanan, South Third and Lane
streets, two factory buildings, wharves,
etc.; cost, $12,000.
Unknown, adjacent to Commercial
street, wharves, warehouses and build
ings ; valued at $25,000.
Windsor house, Sixth and Jackson,
frame, two stories; cost, $6,000.
Whitechapel district, between Jackson
And King and South Third and Bouth
Fifth; cost, SBO,OOO.
Unknown, twenty-three one and two
story buildings on the zig-zag, between
South Sixth and South Fourth streets;
cost, $-10,000.
Benson & Ruh, Main and South Fifth,
frame; cost, SSOO.
Mrs. Julia Carleton, Main near South
Fifth, frame; cost, SI,OOO.
Simon Veazey, Main near South Fourth,
frame, 22x40; cost, S7OO.
Gilbert blocec, South Fourth and Main,
frame; cost, $6,000.
G. O. Guy, Main near South Fourth,
frame; cost, §I,OOO.
W. A. McPherson <fc Co., Third dear Jef
ferson, frame, 20x60; cost, S9OO.
E. Goodman, Third and Jefferson, frame;
cost, $650.
Mrs. D. Ellinger, Yesler and Third,
frame; cost, S4OO.
Colegrove, Jefferson near Second, irame:
cost, $5,000.
F. W. WesthufF, Third near James, one
story; cost, SBOO.
H. L. Yesler, Third, James and Jeffer
son ; cost, $3,000.
Adams <ft Briggs, Third near Jefferson,
frame; co3t, SI,BOO.
Conrad <fe Amplin, Third near Cherry,
frame; cost, SI,OOO.
It is almost impossible to give accurate
figures concerning the expenditures of
corporations within the burnt district
since the fire, but, according to conserva
tive estimates, they exceed $1,000,000. The
following figures show, approximately, the
amounts expended by the large companies:
Oregon Improvement Company, $300,000;
Seattle Transfer Company, $90,000; Puget
Sound Bhore and Northern Pacific rail
ways, $80,000; Seattle Electric Light Com
pany, $120,000; Seattle, Lake Shore <fc
Eastern, $76,000; Seattle Terminal Railway
& Elevator Company, $200,000; South Se
attle Railway Company, $60,000; Seattle
Gas and Electric Company, $75,000; Front
Street Cable Railway, $40,000; Spring Hill
Water Company, $35,000; Yesler Avenue
Cable, $30,000; Seattle Heat and Power
Company, $30,000; Sunset Telephone Com
pany, $20,000; Western Union Telegraph
Com pan j*. $5,000; American District Tele
graph Company, $-5,000 ; Beattle Electric
Railway, $20,000; Pacific Electric Light
Company, $8,000; Pacific Postal Telegraph
Company, SI,OOO.
Stray Notes From the Days of the
J. J. O'Connor, of Elmira, N. Y., tele
graphed to his agents in this city to have a
SCO,OOO building erected on hia property ad
joining the Kenney block.
Registration books were opened by City
Clerk Ferris for the local election, and
great difficulty was experienced in locat
ing the electors.
The association of persons and of events
with the lire forms now an interesting
chapter of itself.
The Post-Istelligewceb had only a few
days before begun a Monday edition.
Postmaster Brookes took possession of
the office on June L Register Reed and
Receiver Hayden succeeded Messrs. Baird
and Shield the same day.
The announcement for Frye's opera
house, June 7, was Von Suppe's comic
opera, "Pretty Galatea," by the Cecilian
Opera Company, with Miss Caroline Millz
ner, Miss Helen G. Judson, E, B. Crandall
and F. G. B. Mills in the caste.
June 2 was the warmest day of the year.
Cyrus Walker was in town arranging for
a motor line out Madison and Filbert.
On June 3, at a meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce, Secretary Kittinger said
that of 150 members only nine or ten could
be got to attend a meeting. A. B. Stewart
thought the chamber ought to own its
James Wallace, at great personal risk,
saved the gas tanks from explosion.
Mayor Moran telegraphed Sells' circus,
which was billed to appear, that it would
not be allowed to show.
The Cronin case, Johnstown flood and
Wickersham case divided interest with the
rebuilding news.
The city council put 500 men to work on
the streets and 200 in the burnt district.
Bolton Rogers had charge of the special
Judge Struve lost the work of years in a
fine collection of materials for a history of
The baseball grounds on Jackson street
were given up to the accommodation of
the homeless.
The city hall was established at the
Keezer house on Yesler and Fifth, that
property belonging to the city.
Fifty-two insurance adjusters were
photographed in one group.
Mr. M. V. B. Stacey returned on the 10th,
after an absence of five years.
Hon. John S. Clarkson, of Des Moines,
la., sent a dispatch expressing deepest
sympathy for the people of Seattle.
Relief tents were erected on< A. A.
Denny's lawn.
The First Regiment band enlivened the
people by playing several nights in front
of the Armory.
Judge J. R. Lewis was chairman of the
relief committee.
The fountain in front of the Merchants'
National bank was playing for several
davs after the fire but was finally removed.
F. W. Wald was secretary ot the relief
committee for some time.
C. N. Evans was married to Miss Nellie
B. Oleson.
Mrs. J. C. Haines, with her son Burton,
returned from the East a few days after
the tire.
Mr. E. S. Grant and Miss Annabel Grant
arrived on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. F. J.
Within a few days of the fire Mr. Charles
H. Kittinger was married to Miss Aimee
Louise Whitney.
The Yesler avenue cable line was badly
damaged wherever the track was crossed
by the fiery wave, and the cable itself was
rained and had to be replaced.
Advance Made in the System of
Purchase of th* Water System—raid
Fire Department Organised— Fund-
In* of the Indebtedness.
Although there had been some talk of
the advisability of a new charter in place
of that passed by the territorial council in
1886, when the population was only about
10,000, the movement was not very active.
The necessity for enlarged municipal
powers became so imperative alter the tire
that it burst the statutory bonds. At the
constitutional convention, which assem
bled soon alter, ample authority was con
ferred and the limit of indebtedness raised.
The legislature vivified this by enactment,
and on October 14, 1890, the city assumed
the full regalia of a city of the hrst class.
The city was then divided into four
wards. Robert Moran was mayor and the
city council consisted of Terence O'Brien,
C. F. Reitze, D. E. Durie, U. R. Niesz, F.
J. Burns, Joseph Green, Thomas E. Jones,
James McCombs. O. D. Butterfield was
chief of police, C. W. Ferris city clerk and
Isaac Parker treasurer.
Miss Julia E. Kennedy was superintend
ent of schools; H. O. Hollcnbeck was
principal of both High school and Central.
With him were J. D. Atkinson and E. A.
Shumway. The teachers of the grammar
department were: Jennie C. Lombard,
Tillie J. Piper, Lillian Burrows, Ida M.
Vrooman; of the primary department,
Katherine F. Cheasty, who died in Cali
fornia a few weeks ago; Louise M. Root,
Miidred J. Smith, Leila J. Chisholm,
Helen L. Pearce, Carrie Shumway, Helen
G. Devoe.
Orris S. Jones was principal of the
Denny school and Frances E. Nickels the
vice principal; teachers of the grammar
department, Mary E. Condon, Etta E.
Ackerman, Hettie L. Greene; and of the
primary department were: Lizzie Ward,
Flora A. Parsons, Nora L. Latimer, Sarah
Chatham, Abbie F. Jones, Lizzie E. Twiss.
Miss M. Foster and Miss Viola Hawkins
were principal and vice principal respec
tively of the South school; Miss Rose Dov
ell and Miss Martina Johnston at the Jack
son school.
The city council was not only the legis
lative but the executive body, the duties
of the board of public works and other de
partments being undertaken by commit
tees. The water system was owned by the
Spring Hill Company, a private corpora
tion, and the fire department was only a
volunteer organization, although it often
did good work.
The new charter provides a system of
government elastic enough to admit of a
very large increase in population. The
executive branch of the government is now
headed by the mayor, who takes no part
in the proceedings of the legislative depart
ment. For the first time in the history of
Seattle its mayor was accorded a silary,
and he will receive $3,000 a year until the
city reaches a population of 60,000, when it
will gradually increase. He cannot serve
two consecutive terms, and is ineligible to
any other municipal office for two years
after the end of his term.
The city council consists of two co
ordinate bodies, the board of aldermen and
house of delegates, whose procedure is
very similar to that of the Btate legisla
Under these general authorities are com
missions through which the city depart
ments operate. The principal is the board
of public works, consisting of three mem
bers, at a salary of $2,000 a year each, ap
pointed by the mayor, and aldermen.
Under their direction, with heads of de
partments, are the water-works (purchased
by the city about the time the new charter
went into effect), the repairing and clean
ing of streets, the grading of streets for
property-owners, the construction of sew
ers, the erection and preservation of public
buildings, bridges and wharves, and the
purchase of all materials for the other de
The tire department is controlled by the
mayor and four commissioners elected at
large, who serve without salary. They ap
point the chief and all other subordinate
officers, all of whom are paid.
The police department consists of a
board of commissioners appointed by the
mayor and confirmed by the house of dele
gates. This board was recognized as being
controlled in most cities by politicians,
and extraordinary precautions were taken
to hedge in the members from sinister in
fluences. They must be confirmed by the
house of delegates as the popular body, no
two may come from the same ward, and
not more than two be of the same political
party. They retire in such rotation that
this proportion must always be main
tained. Thev are forbidden, under strict
provisions, to take part in any political
primaries or conventions, and they are in
eligible for city office for a year after the
expiration of their term. This board ap
points a chief of police and all subordinate
The parks of the city are yet in a very
primitive condition, but it was considered
prudent to prepare for the time when the
city will stand in need of them. A com
mission of five was accordingly created,
one retiring at the end of one, two, three,
four and five years respectively, so that
one will eventually retire every year. The
members receive S3OO a year salary, that
one having the shortest term to serve act
ing as chairman, a provision in each of
the boards of which the mayor is not ex
officio the presiding officer.
The movement toward foundation of a
public library at the time the charter was
being framed, led to the inclusion of an
article bringing such an institution within
the scope of the municipal government. It
has some distinctive features. The com
mission is composed of five, of whom two
must always be women; and they are so
protected in their functions that no change
of the city government or political condi
tions can interfere with a line of policy.
In addition to these several subdivisions
the machinery of the executive is other
wise materially changed. Most important
is the creation of the office of comptroller,
who has exclusive charge of the books of
the city and the issuing of all warrants
upon the treasury. His department is, in
fact, a clearing-house, which acts as a
cbeck upon all sources of expenditure, and
keeps tally of all provisions for income.
The sources of income are the same as in
the old charter. A tax levy of 10 mills
upon a property valuation affords $260,000,
and the receipts from license fees and tines
are expected to yield about $240,000.
The city has made some other radial
changes in its system. Most irsportaflP>f
these was the purchase from the Spring
Hill Water Company of its plant and ser
vice for $352,000; and the correlative issue
of bonds amounting to $&>3,000 lor the
purchase of the water-works, the exten
sion ot the supply system throughout the
city, and the construction of a sewerage
system. On June 1, ISOI, the city by elec
tion authorized the issue of S4fiO,QOO of
bonds to partially take up the over-issue
of warrants for street improvements and
extension of the fire department, both ne
cessitated by the experience of June 6,
The year after the fire was rery erentful
to the fire department, as it
considerable increase in the force of m!
rendered necessary by the addition
new engine, another hook and laddwaJ:
pany, and two more chemical engigZ
The wooden structure on Third stmt
which had done dnty as headqntrS
since the destruction of the engia« hc>Z!
by the fire of 1889, was vacated npoliS,
completion of a fine building on Col« Mfc
street. New engine houses have alto beta
erected at Main and Ninth, on
street and at Terrace and Tenth.
force consists now of four engin#
nies, two hook and ladder
three chemical engine companies. Si
city also expended |75,000 on th# firebo*
Snoqualmie as an auxiliary.
The i>olice force was increased trim
about twenty-eight to thirty, th«
number of ISB9, to eighty on June
The augmentation of the "city
mcnt called for more extensive offiet
commodations, and soon after tha
tion of the charter, the old city hallS
surrendered to the police court and nm
offices hired in the Butler Mock.
chambers have been titled for the seato*
of the two bouses of the city couacfl
which meet separately, and for tfc
various city officials; but endeavon to
being made to purchase the old coqm.
Beautiful women, made so by tbe urtlstte
of W lsdom's l*mouj Kobcrti ae. One# trlsd ?
waya used.
ism pm
Of any county is authorized to offer a
reward of
For any case of Rheumatism Dt J.
E. Plouf's Rheumatism Cure will nog
conquer. It is a POSITIVE AN.
NIHILATOR of that painful da
case. The
Of the cured sent free on application I
to any address. It is not a mum* }
that cures all diseases. It |
Cures Khiop,
And that alone. PRICE— SJ pes
bottle; three for $5 ; six for $lO
twelve for S2O.
J. E. PLOUF, M. D,
Seattle. Wash.. May 14, 1891.
On and after this date, and until further ootfefc
the popular excursion
Steamer MM
Will leave the dock, foot of
Yesler avenue. Lake Wash
ington, for Kirkland direct,
daily, Sundays excepted, as
LKAVE Yeslkb AVENHK—7:OO, 8:40, 10:91 a
m.. 12:20, 2:00, 3:40, 5:30 p. m.
I.EAVK Kirkund-7:00, 9:30, 11:10 a a I
1:10, 2:50, 4:30, 0:30 p. m. S
a. in., 12:20 p. m., 9:30, 11:10 a. m., 1:10 p. a. I
2:00, 3:40, 5:30 p. m„ jMMjfc j
Fare 25c Ronnd Tri||;
Fare, except trips designated a a excuraio**
Sundays: To Klrlcland, 10 to Ktrnpl
and return, 15 cents; all excursion ulps, 38 cm*
Tic-ets on sale at tick et office on dock.
Take Yesler avenue cars, whlcli leave OcciMM
Square ever 4J£ minutes daily.
803 Second Street, Corner Colam
blrf. Seattle, C. 8. A. L
And other C&ronlc Di«ei»:a of Men a»d
I 6u»rast*« » far* »:d Fanuh tks Se4i«-ia«. \ i®gl
My Office It 709 Front St'****YMF" I
Block, Seattle. %

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