The following letters are from an archive on the Fire Station 39 at the City Clerk's office. They were written to the Fire Chief shortly after Lake City was annexed into Seattle and the Fire Station was transferred to City ownership. As mentioned before, the Fire Station was used for more than just the Lake City Volunteer Fire Department. It housed the library and had a community space for many neighborhood organizations. After the City took over the space that was purchased and built with community resources, they removed the library and stopped providing space for community groups.
The first letter is from the Lake City Grandmother's Club - no kidding. The City response is written on the bottom left.
The next letter is from a group of 50 families with children who play accordions. The City denial of request follows in the second letter.
The next letter is from the Lake City Orthopedic Auxiliary who leased the Fire Station community room for years prior to the annexation. City's denial of request follows.