Seattle annexes South Seattle on October 20, 1905.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 1/17/1999
  • Essay 731

On October 20, 1905, the Town of South Seattle is annexed to the City of Seattle. Seattle increases in size by .85 square miles.

South Seattle is an area from S Andover Street to S Brandon Street and from the Duwamish waterway to 16 Avenue S.


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.

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