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WikiProject Seattle was started on June 23, 2004.


This WikiProject aims primarily to provide information in consistent format for articles relating to the Seattle metropolitan area, especially the city of Seattle itself.


The parent of this WikiProject is the WikiProject Cities / WikiProject United States and WikiProject Washington.

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Feel free to add the userbox template {{participant|Seattle}} to your user page. If you wish to participate, feel free to add your username to the table below using the below template.

Unrelated to participating in this Wikiproject, if you would like to identify yourself as a Wikipedian in Seattle then add Category:Wikipedians_in_Seattle,_Washington to your userpage so that others can find you.

Active participants[edit]

  1. Jmabel (talk · contribs) - Location = Wedgwood
  2. Digital20 (talk · contribs) - Location = Queen Anne
  3. Wsiegmund (talk · contribs) - Location = Ravenna/Bryant, Images mostly
  4. FrogofTime (talk · contribs) - Location = Capitol Hill
  5. Admrboltz (talk · contribs) - Location = SLC, but originally from Issaquah/Renton/Bellevue
  6. Cosman246 (talk · contribs) - Location = Redmond/Sammamish
  7. SchmuckyTheCat (talk · contribs) - Location = China/Seattle
  8. Shannon Garcia (talk · contribs) - Location = U-D/Ravenna/Roosevelt
  9. Publichall (talk · contribs) - Location = The East Side, Mostly historical data
  10. Bluerasberry (talk · contribs) - Location = u-district
  11. Nikkywikky321 (talk · contribs) - Location = Upper Queen Anne
  12. Dennis Bratland (talk · contribs) - Location = Ballard
  13. Ibadibam (talk · contribs) - Location = Central District
  14. Bo Kinney (talk · contribs) - Location = Central District; works at Seattle Room of downtown library
  15. Tgrosinger (talk · contribs) - Location = Maple Leaf
  16. Anstosa (talk · contribs) - Location = University District
  17. Waij (talk · contribs) - Location = University District
  18. Alanchi1 (talk · contribs) - Location = University District
  19. Stilbes (talk · contribs) - Location = Ravenna
  20. Paymoney (talk · contribs) - Location = University Village
  21. Hpeoples (talk · contribs) - Location = Seattle, Rainier Valley
  22. SounderBruce (talk · contribs) - Location = Marysville; I mostly work on transportation articles


All related pages should be classified into Category:Seattle, Washington, Category:Seattle metropolitan area, or a subcategory of one of these categories.

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Cities in the Seattle metropolitan area[edit]

See Category:Cities in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Many of these need serious work, as they aren't far from the auto-generated entries. List of cities in Washington (by population) might help with this; it highlights Seattle-area cities in green.

Seattle, Washington[edit]

Seattle, Washington is a featured article and appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as "Today's featured article" on October 17, 2005.

Seattle neighborhoods[edit]

See Category:Neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington and List of Seattle neighborhoods.

So far, we have named neighborhoods XXXXX, Seattle. As of August 2008, virtually all articles have at least been started, though many are still rather stubby.

Recognized content[edit]

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Open tasks[edit]

Selected Tasks[edit]

Use {{WikiProjectSeattleTasks}} to include the template below on your user page or elsewhere.

Clipboard.svg Here are some open WikiProject Seattle tasks; some of these are not started, and all could use expansion and/or better referencing:

Feel free to edit this list or discuss these tasks.

Complete list[edit]

  • Work on Seattle (especially by making it more text and fewer lists).
  • Partially merge Puget Sound and Seattle metropolitan area.
  • You can add {{WikiProject United States|class= |importance= |Seattle=yes|Seattle-importance= }} to talk pages of Seattle-related articles; it will display as follows, and also place those talk pages into a category related to this project.
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See Neighborhoods of Seattle and Category:Neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington for a more or less complete list.

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A lot of these could be improved by using a more normal citation style.

Buildings and structures[edit]


See this page for a complete list. The local, far from complete list is at List of Seattle parks.



Not everything listed here is necessarily notable. Do be prepared to justify notability if you take these on.


Many other major U.S. cities have articles about their major streets. There are almost none of these for Seattle as of November 2012. See Category:Streets in Seattle, Washington.






We have a near stub on the 2012 Seattle cafe shooting spree. We do not have much biographical information on the victims (even though at least two were rather well-known musicians) nor on the Café Racer (Seattle) even though it is a pretty prominent music venue, and it would be easy to find third-party articles about the music scene centered there. - Jmabel | Talk 02:04, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Photos wanted[edit]

See Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Seattle, Washington for the main list of articles needing photos. Free images, of course. For some of these, we have fair use images, but those aren't really a good solution.

  • If anyone wants to do a photo expedition some weekend, or (once the days get long) evening, let me know. - Jmabel | Talk 02:43, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
  • People
  • Buildings
    • We're still a bit short on the craftsman houses that are probably the most typical Seattle architecture of the 1910s and 1920s.
    • Demolished landmarks: a (very) few of the List of Landmarks in Seattle still lack images as of July 2008. Mostly it's boats that are missing, but also at least two of these landmarks no longer exists, does anyone have a photo or either from when it did?
      • Lake Union Cafe (formerly Great American Food and Beverage Company) street clock
      • The old water tower at Queen Anne's Observatory park
    • Other demolished buildings
      • Does anyone have a picture of the previous downtown library (the Paul Thiry building that was there between the Carnegie Library and the present Rem Koolhaus building)?
      • How about the Jewish Chapel that used to stand at 12th & Spruce
  • Neighborhoods
  • Transportation in Seattle
    • We have some relevant pictures, but we could use some that are more to the purpose. Especially it would be good to have pictures showing multi-modal transportation: park-and-ride lots; cars, bikes, and motorcycles on a ferry; bikes on the front of a bus.
  • Surrounding area: We have a reasonable number of Seattle images (though of course there are many specific ones still to be added) but barely a handful of images of most nearby communities.

Section updated by Jmabel | Talk 18:42, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


  • The government archives of Washington state, all the way back to the first election in Washington Territory, have been put online (news article). The website is Surely there's information here we can slide in to our 'pedia, at the very least, election and office holder records, perhaps even detailed census information. (Mentioned by Golbez 21:07, Oct 7, 2004 (UTC) on Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous) He doesn't say anything about whether some of this might not be public domain; a note on that would be useful.)
  • HistoryLink is an excellent self-described Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History. The materials are copyrighted, so have respect for that, but the information is uniformly excellent and there are usually numerous useful references on most articles.
  • Seattle has an uncommonly good archives department, part of the City Clerk's office. Among other things, Seattle has scanned the entire Kroll 1920 city atlas; search for Kroll 1920.
  • Baist's 1912 atlas is available on
  • The first two of the three volumes of Clarence B. Bagley, History of Seattle From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company (Chicago:1916) are now online through Google Books. Good source, among other things, for photos of prominent early Seattleites (though not if they are Asian or Black).
  • A very early Seattle history, Frederic James Grant, History of Seattle, Washington with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1891, is also online at Google Books although a few pages are poorly scanned. p. 362 et. seq. looks like a pretty good account of early Seattle newspapers.
  • And don't forget the thousands of photos at Commons:Category:Seattle, Washington, including hundreds in Commons:Category:Seattle, Washington before 1950 and its subcategories.
  • Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Context Statements. A ton of first-rate material, little of which has been mined for Wikipedia, and which usually does not show up high in Google searches.
  • Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project describes the history of racial segregation and multi-racial movements for racial justice in the Seattle area during the 20th century.
  • Professor James N. Gregory's Pacific Northwest Labor History Projects provide comprehensive online histories of the 1919 General Strike in Seattle, the Communist Party in Washington State, the labor press in Washington, the history of waterfront workers in the Puget Sound, the history of farmworkers in Washington state, workers and unions at the University of Washington, and a history of the World Trade Organization protests in 1999.
  • Also, on just plain library resources: the Seattle Public Library has an excellent collection; the particularly good non-circulating collection in the Seattle Room on the 10th floor of the downtown library includes Polk's Directories for Seattle clear back to the 19th century, and the periodicals collection is also quite thorough. Both the Everett and Burien public libraries also have excellent Northwest collections.

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