Power Delivery

Seattle City Light owns and maintains a network of in-city facilities, substations, and power lines that supplies low-priced electricity to Seattle residences and businesses.

Power Delivery: Substations

substation tower North Substation
South Substation Steel Tower, 1938 North Substation, 1926
West Seattle Substation Yesler Substation
West Seattle Substation, 1927 Yesler Substation, 1952


substation switchboard

Yesler Substation Battery Room Switchboard, 1930


Power Delivery: Control Center

power control center power control center
Power Control Center, Interior, 1968 Power Control Center, Exterior, 1968


Power Delivery: Transmission

26,000 volt cutover light poles and power lines
26,000 Volt Cutover Western Ave and Wall St, 1927 Light Poles and Power Lines, 1934


underground wires

City Light Underground, 1952


Power Delivery: Public Services

streetlights light pole raising
Street Lights, Construction Division, 1950 City Light Pole Raising Operation Ford Motors Assembly Plant, 1931


Power Delivery: Residential

worker connecting meter meter reader
Worker connecting City Light meter and disconnecting private company's meter, ND Meter Reader, 1939

Power Delivery: Facilities

City Light warehouse line trucks at warehouse
City Light Warehouse, Fourth Ave South, 1928 Line Trucks at Warehouse, 1940


Power Delivery: Equipment

insulator South Service Center
Insulator for Three-E Switch, City Light South Substation, 1927 City Light, South Service Center, 2007


Power Delivery: Maintenance & Repair

construction trucks line workers
Construction Trucks at 600 Broadway, 1949 Line workers at substation, 2004


City Light crew at work

City Light Crew and Bucket Truck Repairing Wind Storm Damaged Lines, 2006

Municipal Archives, City Clerk

Anne Frantilla, City Archivist
Address: 600 Fourth Avenue, Third Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94728, Seattle, WA, 98124-4728
Phone: (206) 684-8353

The Office of the City Clerk maintains the City's official records, provides support for the City Council, and manages the City's historical records through the Seattle Municipal Archives. The Clerk's Office provides information services to the public and to City staff.