Renton Hill, Seattle, Washington

Renton Hill, Seattle, Washington

Renton Hill was historically a neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA; it was roughly the southern part of today's Capitol Hill and the adjacent part of First Hill, centered roughly at 18th and Madison. [Map of the city of Seattle, "The New Encyclopedic Atlas & Gazetteer of the World, 1917 Edition", P. F. Collier & Son, p. 234] David Wilma, [http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=3157 Renton Hill residents organize Seattle's first community club on June 18, 1901] , HistoryLink, April 1, 2001. Accessed 26 January 2008.] It was named after lumberman and merchant Captain William Renton (1818-1891).

The Renton Hill Community Improvement Club was the city's first community club, organized in 1901 for public improvements such as water, sidewalks, lighting, and beautification. Along with the Capitol Hill Community Club, the club reorganized in 1929 to exclude racial minorities, using a restrictive covenant. This was in reaction to encroaching African American population from the east, Asian from the south, and urban downtown from the west. [David Wilma, [http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=3158 Renton Hill Community Club reorganizes to exclude racial minorities from the neighborhood in 1929] , HistoryLink, April 1, 2001. Accessed 26 January 2008.]

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ee also

* Cherry Hill, Seattle, Washington


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