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 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
Contract between Pike Place Public Markets, Inc. and Mrs. O.H. Pound, June 15, 1927
Contract between Mrs. O.H. Pound and Pike Place Public Markets, Inc. presenting the terms of her lease for Lunch of All Nations in stall 3 of the Municipal Market Building.
Date: 1927-05-17View this item
Jewish Transcript v. 1, no. 26, Sep. 5, 1924
Date: 1924-09-05View this item
Portrait of Giuseppe (Joe) and Assunta Desimone
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.
Identifier: spl_sh_00016View this item
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
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
Aerial photograph of Pike Place Market looking north
Aerial photograph of Pike Place Market facing north. The viaduct and waterfront piers can be seen on the left side of the photo.
Identifier: spl_sh_00011View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Frank Goodwin regarding a proposal for the expansion of Pike Place Market, March 21, 1927
Arthur Goodwin letter to Frank Goodwin regarding a proposal for the expansion of Pike Place Market which he plans to submit to the City for approval. The plan calls for the extenson of the Pike Place Arcade by 192 feet to allow for 31 new farmers stalls.
Date: 1927-03-21View this item
Letter from Charles H. Heighton to John Clifford regarding notices of cancellation of contract with S.K. Sherwood and L.L. Hester of the Bonnie Brae Ballroom, November 8, 1927
Letter to Charles H. Heighton to John Clifford, providing him with a notice of cancellation for the proprietors of the Bonnie Brae ballroom, S.K. Sherwood and L.L. Lester. Attached is a copy with the notice which notifies Sherwood and Lester that they are in default on their rent and their personal property will be confiscated if they do not pay the overdue amount with interest. Also attached are a Notice to Pay Rent or Surrender Premises and promisory notes signed by S.K. Sherwood and L.L. Hester to John Clifford.
Date: 1927-11-08View this item
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Councilman E.L. Blaine regarding the lighting bill for the new stalls at Pike Place Market, December 31, 1927
Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Councilman E.L. Blaine raising concern over the fact that the City Lighting Department had cut off power to 50 newly built Pike Place Market stalls which had been turned over to the city. Goodwin asks that Blaine see that the bill is paid so that the stalls are not left in darkness.
Date: 1927-12-31View this item