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Release Date: 05/06/2011

View the Seattle City Directory Collection on The Seattle Public Library's website

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The Seattle City Directory Collection is now available on The Seattle Public Library's website, featuring directories from 1867 to 1928.


The collection contains directories with historical information about Seattle and the surrounding area, including addresses and occupations of residents, business listings, advertisements and information about schools, churches, and social organizations.


The original city directories are located at the Central Library, 100 Fourth Ave., on Level 10 in the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room and on Level 9 in the History, Travel & Maps Department.


To view the collection online, visit the Library website at www.spl.org and select "Library Collection" from the top menu of the home page. Then select "Special Collections" from the menu on the left side of the page to find a link to The Seattle City Directory Collection. The directories can be browsed and are full-text searchable.


For more information about the collection call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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