One of the Most Detailed Historical Looks at Medina and Bellevue.
Fascinating vintage Kroll plat atlas covering the region directly east of Lake Washington and including the cities of Bellevue, Medina, Houghton, Yarrow Point, and Bothell.
The map opens with an index map of the greater Seattle region and a six-page list of localities. Following this, the atlas covers the region in sixty-seven maps, most split between two sheets. They show plot-by-plot level detail, with numerous additional features noted. Overlays appear on most sheets.
Each region is shown in exacting detail. For example, in parts of the Medina waterfront, individual plots are shown. Wharves and other structures on Lake Washington are shown. Further north, near the floating bridge, individual plot owners are named.
The dating of Kroll Atlases is notoriously difficult as they often left certain areas out of date for more than a decade before revising them. We date this atlas to between 1975, when the company moved to its present Third Avenue address, and the early 1990s when the company stopped publishing these plat books. As numerous revisions do appear throughout, it is likely that the atlas was made closer to the start of this period than the end, as the slow-moving Kroll Company evidently had time to remap large portions of the region.