Home Page This Department
Seattle City Clerk's Home Page Seattle City Clerk's Home Page Seattle City Clerk's About Us Page Seattle City Clerk's Contact Us Page
Online Information Resources
Search Collections Exhibits and Education Seattle Facts About the Archives

Pike Place Market Centennial - Home
Birth of the Market
Early Expansion
Traffic and the Fate of the Market
The City's Role as Overseer
Farmers and the Market
Japanese Farmers and Race Relations
The Aging of the Market
Plans for Change
Citizen Protests
Initiative 1
Rehabilitating the Market
The Market Revitalized
Return to Online Exhibits Home

Pike Place Market Centennial

Citizen Protests

Citizens who felt the Market was a unique and valuable resource for the community founded a group called Friends of the Market to fight against the urban renewal plan. Architect Victor Steinbrueck was highly visible in opposition to the Market's demolition, speaking at public meetings and leading protest rallies. Artist Mark Tobey was another prominent Market supporter. Despite the popular uprising against the project, on August 4, 1969, the City Council voted to go ahead with the urban renewal plan.

produce vendor
Produce vendor
cafe customer
Cafe customer
public hearing flyer
Hearing notice

Audio from City Council meeting, March 19, 1969:

CDs 155 and 156, Recording ID 1
City Council Audio Tapes (Record Series 4601-03), Seattle Municipal Archives

Next section -->