Biographical Note

Historical Background

Scope and Content

Digital Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Dose Family Photograph Collection



PH Collection No.: 353
Creator: Dose family , collector
Title: Dose family photograph collection
Date Span: 1903-1912
Quantity: 46 photographic prints (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Location: K0140 (box)
K0052 (oversize folder)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Dose family members in front of real estate office at Walker Street, 1903. Special Collections, UW Libraries. UW27786z

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Biographical Note

Charles P. Dose was a German immigrant who had a real estate business originally based in Chicago. In 1871 Dose and his partners, the Fricke Brothers, bought a 40-acre piece of land on Lake Washington in Seattle. Dose moved his family to Seattle in 1898 and began working with his son, Charles C. Dose to develop the land. They platted the Dose Addition in 1906 on 10 acres along South Walker Street in the area that would later become part of Seattle’s Mount Baker District. The first house was built at 31st Avenue and Walker Street. The Dose family lived in Mount Baker Park and Mrs. Charles C. Dose (Phoebe Dose) was instrumental in the creation of the Mount Baker Improvement Club.

Historical Background

The Mount Baker neighborhood is located along Lake Washington, southeast of downtown Seattle. The area was developed after 1900 following the construction of the Rainier Avenue Electric Street Railway in the 1890s. The nearby Dose Addition, planned and plotted in 1906, was actually conceived of earlier than the Mt. Baker sub-division, which was planned in 1907 by the Hunter Tract Improvement Company. The Mount Baker Park area (including Mount Baker Park Addition and the Dose Addition) was one of Seattle’s earliest planned residential communities and made an attempt to integrate the landscape into its design as well as to remain an exclusively residential area. The houses were all built between 1905 and 1929 and encompass a variety of styles.

The Mount Baker Improvement Club was formed in 1909 and claims to be the oldest continuously active community club in the country. By 1910 there were almost 50 members who were dedicated to such tasks as acquiring lighting, police protection, neighborhood beautification and providing a community social activities.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs of the members of the Mt. Baker Improvement Club, the Dose family, the Dose real estate offices, and homes from the Dose Addition in Mt. Baker Park.

Digital Content

View selections from the collection in digital format in the UW Libraries Digital Collections. Search on the phrase "Dose family."

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open to the public.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Julia Graham, May 1992.

Processing Info

Processed by Lindsae Long, 2006 and Marion Brown in 2007.


Inventory

 
Box/Folder Item Date
C. P. Dose Realty
1/11Dose family members in front of real estate office at Walker Street with a car parked nearby   View image1903
"C.C. Dose in first Buick in Seattle"
2People in front of C. P. Dose and Co. Real Estate at 92 La Salle Street   View image1903

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Houses in Dose Terrace built by C. C. Dose
OS box3Panoramic view from corner of Dose Terrace and 34th Avenue South    OVERSIZEundated
1/24-73111 Dose Terrace   View image1909
8-9Beachwoods House   View image1909
103210 Dose Terrace   View image1910
"Built by C. C. Dose for C. P."
113211 Dose Terrace   View imagecirca 1910
"Lot 70 x 85 Street paved with vitrified brick. Colonial Residence, 12 rooms, including Billiard and chauffeurs rooms in basement and servants room with bath in attic and garage to match- also electric fixtures and stationary vacuum cleaner. Price $15,000. Will take $12,500 without above mentioned additional improvements, having 9 rooms completed."

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Houses, probably in Dose Terrace
1/312Street and houses undated
13Street corner and houses   View imageundated
14-29Houses   View imageundated

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Capitol Hill
1/430House at 1422 Mercer Street, Capitol Hill   View imageundated

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Mount Baker Improvement Club
OS box31Mount Baker Improvement Club Christmas Meeting    OVERSIZE   View image1909

Photographer: F. H. Nowell Seattle, Washington
1/532Members of Mount Baker Improvement Club at banquet   View image1910
OS box33Men of Mount Baker Improvement Club on New Year's Day    OVERSIZEJanuary 1, 1912

Photographer: Nowell and Rogan, Seattle, WA
34Men of the Mount Baker Improvement Club on New Year's Day    OVERSIZE   View imageJanuary 1, 1912

Nowell and Rogan, Seattle, WA
On the reverse is an article entitled Mount Bakerites Call in a Body
1/535Members of Mount Baker Improvement Club   View imageUndated

Photographer: Jacobs Photoshop, Seattle, WA

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Dose Family Photos
1/636C. C. Dose and four women in decorated car
37C. C. Dose home at 2203 31st Avenue South and Walker Street. C. C. Dose in Buick outside   View image1908
382 women and a girl in Buick   View image
Probably outside the C. C. Dose home
39Man, woman and girl near automobile   View image
Probably outside the C. C. Dose home
40Girl outside garage at Dose home at 31st and Walker 1906
41C. C. Dose in snow outside house at 31st and Walker1908
"Terrible snow"
42Woman outside chicken house at 31st and Walker1908
43Man looking in engine of car   View imageundated
44Two men in a Buickundated
45Group of children in front of houseundated
46Men playing badminton   View imageundated

Photographer: Gannett

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Dose family--Photographs.
Organizations:
Mount Baker Park Improvement Club-- hotographs.
Geographic Names:
Mount Baker (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs.
Subjects:
Citizens' associations--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Clubs--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Real estate agents--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Real estate business--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Genre Headings:
Photographs.
Last modified: July 14, 2009
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