Suzanne Hittman Collection of the Pike Place Market
Preview up to 100 items from this collection below. Explore the early history of the Pike Place Market through letters, receipts, plans, rental agreements and other documents related to the market’s business.
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Mr. Stier regarding City Light contracts for Pike Place Market stalls, August 11, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Mr. Stier asking him to advise the City Light Department when there is a new tenant in the GG section of Pike Place Market. Goodwin explains that the tenant contracts are currently owned by both City Light and the power company and the contracts cannot switch providers unless there is a tenancy change.
Date: 1927-08-11View this item
Market Syndicate Inc. statement listing profits and disbursements, September 1920
Market Syndicate Inc. statement listing profits from the Old American Fruit Co., Cowpath Creamery, Joe Desimone and George Murakami along with disbursements to Frank Goodwin, J.W. Goodwin, A.E. Goodwin and J. Clifford.
Date: 1920-09View this item
Portrait of Giuseppe (Joe) and Assunta Desimone, ca. 1930
Portrait of Giuseppe (Joe) and Assunta Desimone taken in a Salt Lake City Studio. Joe Desimone, a businessman and farmer who gained his wealth by selling his goods at Pike Place Market, bought ownership of the main market arcades from Arthur Goodwin in 1941. His son, Richard Desimone, inherited the property after his father's death in 1946.
Date: 1930?View this item
Township Plats of King County, Washington Territory - Page i
Inside cover of atlas with pencil markings and liberary barcode. This atlas shows early land ownership for King County, Washington, providing names and property boundaries of original purchasers, grantees, claimants, etc.
Date: 1889View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to John J. Rowan regarding the New York Central market, November 28, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to John J. Rowan thanking him for providing contact information for those in charge of the New York Central market.
Date: 1927-11-28View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Mrs. Patterson regarding her complaints about flower vendors outside her shop, November 30, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Mrs. Patterson responding to her complaints that the flower vendors outside her shop at Pike Place Market are harming her business. Goodwin dismisses her complaint stating that he can see no way that the vendors are interferring with her business and there must be some other cause if it is suffering. Goodwin states 'We have done everything possible ourselves to assist you; your rent is not exhorbitant and we feel that we can do nothing further to assist you. We hope, however, that you will be able to build a business in this location, as it has enjoyed a good patronage for many years past.'
Date: 1927-11-30View this item
Space Needle and Pacific Science Center, 1962
Date: 1962View this item
Letter from Carlson & Borrough, Inc. to Arthur Goodwin with their bid for replacing lights, November 17, 1927
Letter from Carlson & Borrough, Inc. regarding the cost of installation for lights above farmers stalls in Pike Place Market.
Date: 1927-11-17View this item
Petition from Pike Place Market inhabitants regarding street cars
Petition to the Mayor and City of Seattle from property owners and tenants in Pike Place Market requesting that the north and south bound street car routes be adjusted to stop congestion. They propose that these changes will allow businesses on both sides of Pike Street to benefit from the increased foot traffic generated by the street car riders.
Identifier: spl_sh_00031View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to William Crowley regarding the Tacoma Public Market, February 19, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to William Crowley thanking him for his interest in his newly constructed Tacoma Public Market. Goodwin invites Crowley to the opening of the market and expresses his hopes that his own book on public markets will soon be published.
Date: 1927-02-19View this item