A TIMELINE OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

By Tim Lambert

19th Century Seattle

1851

Seattle is founded

1869

Seattle is incorporated

1870

Seattle has a population of just over 1,000

1878

A hospital is built in Seattle

1889

Seattle is severely damaged by a fire

1890

Seattle has a population of over 42,000. The town is booming.

1891

Seattle University is founded

1892

The Pioneer Building is built

1890

Seattle has a population of over 80,000

1899

Woodland Park Zoo opens

20th Century Seattle

1907

Pike Place Market is established

1914

Smith Tower opens

1916

William Boeing founds an aircraft manufacturing company

1920

Seattle has a population of over 315,000

1924

Fairmont Olympic Hotel is built

1926

Bertha Knight Landes becomes the first woman mayor of Seattle

1933

Seattle Art Museum opens

1950

Seattle has a population of over 467,000

1962

Seattle hosts the World's Fair

1965

Seattle Museum of Flight opens

1971

Occidental Park is laid out

1975

Gas Works Park opens

1976

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park opens. Freeway Park opens.

1977

Seattle Aquarium opens

1985

The Columbia Center is built

1988

Westlake Center opens

1998

The Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center opens. Benaroya Hall opens. Pacific Place Shopping Center opens.

21st Century Seattle

2000

The Experience Music Project opens

2004

Central Library is built

2007

The Olympic Sculpture Park opens

2017

Seattle has a population of 730,000

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