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Racial Restrictive Covenants

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What's In Your Deed? The language of segregation still haunts Seattle. It lurks in the deeds of tens of thousands of homeowners living in neighborhoods outside of the Central Area and the International District. Look deep in the fine print. Many Queen Anne residents, for instance, have this clause in their deeds: "No person or persons of Asiatic, African or Negro blood, lineage, or extraction shall be permitted to occupy a portion of said property."

Racial deed restrictions became common after 1926 when the U.S. Supreme Court validated their use. The restrictions were an enforceable contract and an owner who violated them risked forfeiting the property. Many neighborhoods prohibited the sale or rental of property by Asian Americans and Jews as well as Blacks.  In 1948, the court changed its mind, declaring that racial restrictions would no longer be enforced, but the decision did nothing to alter the informal structures of segregation. It remained perfectly legal for realtors and property owners to discriminate on the basis of race. Only after Congress passed the Housing Rights Act in 1968 were there measurable openings in Seattle's system of housing segregation.



Below is part of our database of racial restrictive covenants. Combing through the files of the King County Recorder's Office, we have uncovered 416 deeds and covenants containing racial restrictions that apply to scores of neighborhoods in Seattle and the suburbs north, south, and east of the city. This is just a sample of the restrictions that once shaped the housing options for King County residents.

Look at the list of neighborhoods. North of the ship canal most neighborhoods were restricted, as was Capitol Hill, Madison Park, Queen Anne, and Magnolia. We have found a few  restrictive deeds in Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley, more in the lakeside neighborhoods from Madronna to Ranier Beach. Racial restrictions were still more common in the suburbs. People of color had little chance of finding housing except in the central neighborhoods of Seattle.

Look also at the language of restriction in these deeds. Some specify that neighborhoods are reserved for "Whites," while others enumerate the prohibited racial groups. And the wording is curious. In the terminology of the 1920s-1940s "Hebrews" meant Jews; "Ethiopians" meant African ancestry; "Malays" meant Filipinos. Most shocking is the "Aryans only" restriction imposed on a subdivision in Clyde Hill. That racial concept, favored by Adolph Hitler, was written into deeds as late as 1946.

The simplified database is below. You may also explore the full database of 416 deeds. Here is how to read the table below. When a neighborhood or subdivision is highlighted in red, it means that we have found multiple copies of a restriction and have reason to believe that it covered all properties in an area. Seattle neighborhoods are followed by Eastside, North King Co, South King Co. and Vashon Island neighborhoods.

How this project helped change state law

On March 15,  2006, Gov. Christine Gregoire signed into law Senate Bill 6169, which makes it easier for neighborhoods governed by homeowners associations to rid themselves of racial restrictive covenants. Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, introduced the measure after this project focused attention on the lingering effects of these covenants.  First the Seattle Times picked up the story: 

"Homeowners find records still hold blot of racism"
by Lornet Turnbull (Seattle Times, June 3, 2005)

The newspaper then published an editorial asking the state legislature to "authorize the courts to expunge racial covenants from all properties covered by homeowner associations."

"An ugly stain of racism exposed" editorial (June 6, 2005)

Here is a follow-up about the project and the new law:

"Stain of Racism Still Haunts Seattle Neighborhoods"
by James Gregory (Seattle Times, April 6, 2006)

The 2006 Law: ESB 6169 (pdf)

This database is the work of two teams of UW students. Carolyn Lind is section coordinator and has located more than half of these deeds. In Spring 2005, she was joined by Karen Oliver, Pauline Chardoul-Sutter, Susan Frost, Dien Luu, and Doug Marcoux  who sampled deeds registered between 1925 and 1935 as a class project for HSTAA 353.

In Spring 2006,  BreeAnn Larios, Marco Vargas, Rebecca Gray, Tracie Newbins, Amber Price, Nichole Murray, and Jonathan Brooks collected restrictions that had been registered between 1941 and1948.

Additional cases were drawn from Katharine I. Grant Pankey, "Restrictive Covenants in Seattle: A Case Study in Race Relations," a student research project conducted in 1947 [UW Special Collections Library].

Here is a printable version of the simplified database below

Seattle neighborhoods:
 
neighborhood subdivision restriction
Alki Williams Alki Addition The lot, nor any part thereof, shall not be sold to any person either of whole or part blood, of the Mongolian, Malay, or Ethiopian races, nor shall the same nor any part thereof be rented to persons of such races.
Ballard/Sunset Hill Westhaven No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race, and the grantee, his heirs, personal representatives or assigns, shall never place any such person in the possession or occupancy of said property
Beacon Hill Jefferson Park Addition, Ladd's 2nd Addition, Jefferson Park Addition #2 No person other than one of the Caucasian race shall be permitted to occupy any portion of any lot in said plat or any building thereon except a domestic servant actually employed by a Caucasian occupant of said lot or building.
Bitter Lake Quigley's Northend Tracts And that the property covered by this contract shall not be conveyed to any other than one of the Caucasian Race;
Blue Ridge all No residence property shall at any time, directly or indirectly, be sold, conveyed, rented or leased in whole of in part to any person or persons not of the white or Caucasian race.
Broadmoor Broadmoor No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any Hebrew or by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay or any Asiatic Race...excepting only employees in the domestic service on the premises of persons qualified hereunder as occupants and users and residing on the premises.
Broadview Bonnie Vista No persons of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Haggardt's Addition no lot or portion of a lot shall be sold to, leased to or occupied by any person other than that of the White or Caucasian Race, except this shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality actually employed in good faith by the owners or tenants.
Northend soundview tracts Further that the property shall not be conveyed to any other than one of the Caucasian race.
Schroeppel Park No part of the property hereby platted, shall be used for trade, manufacture or business purposes of any kind, but shall be used for residential purposes only by white persons, except that servants, not of the white race but actually employed by white occupant, may reside on said premises.
Bonnie Brae No one, other than a white person of the Caucasian race, shall own any interest directly or indirectly, in the above described property, or any part thereof, nor shall the purchaser herein let said premises, or any part thereof, for any term whatsoever, to one other than a white person of the Caucasian race...(but this clause shall not apply to bonafide domestic servants).
Elford Park Tracts or parcels of land in this plat shall be used or occupied only by members of the white or Caucasian race, excluding Semites, and no other persons shall be permitted to use or occupy said tracts or parcels, except employees may occupy the premises where their employer resides.
Bryant University Gardens The purchaser covenants, and said covenants shall run with said land, that no part of said described premises shall ever be used or occupied by any person not of the White or Caucasian race.
Viewhome Addition No race or nationality other than those of the White or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any dwelling on any lot except that this covenant does not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.
Capitol Hill 935 properties, 38 blocks That no part of said premises shall ever be used or occupied by or sold conveyed, leased, rented, or given to negroes or any person or persons of negro blood,
Central District-Minor Neighborhood Squire Park The parties hereto signing and executing this instrument and the several like instruments relating to their several properties in said district, hereby mutually covenant, promise and agree each with the others, and for their respective heirs and assigns, that no part of said lands owned by them as described following their signatures to this instrument, shall never be used, occupied by or sold, conveyed, leased, rented or given to Negroes, or any person or persons of the Negro blood.
Duwamish Gordon's Addition #2 No person of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Eastlake Greene's Addition Said lot or lots shall not be sold, conveyed, or rented nor leased, in whole or in part, to any person not of the White race; nor shall any person not of the White race be permitted to occupy any portion of said lot or lots or of any building thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant of such building.
Greenlake Greenlake Circle Said tract shall not be sold, leased, or rented to any person or persons other than of white race nor shall any person or persons other than of white race use or occupy said tract.
Hayes Park No 2 None of said lots shall be sold conveyed, rented or leased in whole or in part to any person not of the white race nor shall any person not or the white race permitted to occupy any portion of such lot or of any building thereon except ****to servant actually employed by a white occupant of such building.
Greenwood Marine Highlands Addition That neither the said premises or any house building or improvement thereon erected shall at any time be occupied by persons of the Ethiopian race or by Japanese or Chinese or any other Malay or Asiatic race save and except as domestic servants in the employ of person not coming within that restriction.
Winchester Heights None of said lots shall be conveyed, leased, or given to and no building erected thereon shall be used, owned or occupied, by any person not of the White race.
Haller Lake Golfcrest No race or nationality other than those of the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any dwelling or lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.
Huntoon's Haller Lake No person or any race other than the White race shall use any building or any lot but this shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
North Seattle Heights Division #2 That no part of said described premises shall be used or occupied by any person not of the white or Caucasian race; except a domestic servant actually employed by a white occupant of such building.
Marine Highlands That neither the said premises or any house, building or improvement thereon erected, shall at any time be occupied by persons of the Ethiopian race, or by Japanese or Chinese, or any other Malay or Asiatic race, save except as domestic servants in the employ of persons not coming within this restriction.
Overland Park That the said lots or buildings thereon shall never be rented, leased, or sold, transferred or conveyed to, nor shall the same be occupied by any negro or colored person or person of negro blood, or persons of the Mongolian Race.
Hawthorne Hills Hawthorne Hills Said lot or lots shall not be sold, conveyed, or rented nor leased, in whole or in part, to any person not of the White race; nor shall any person not of the White race be permitted to occupy any portion of said lot or lots or of any building thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant of such building.
Hawthorne Homes No person of any race other than the White or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants or a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Lake City University Lake Shore The party of the second part can transfer and sell this contract to any desirable people of the Caucasian race only.
Lakeridge all Said lot or lots shall not be sold, conveyed, or rented nor leased, in whole or in part, to any person not of the White race; nor shall any person not of the White race be permitted to occupy any portion of said lot or lots or of any building thereon, exc
Laurelhurst Laguna Vista No person or persons of Asiatic, African or Negro blood, lineage, or extraction shall be permitted to occupy a portion of said property, or any building thereon except a domestic servant or servants who may actually and in good faith be employed by white occupants of such premises
Laurelhurst Crest No property in said plat shall at any time, directly or indirectly be sold, conveyed, rented or leased in whole or in part to any person not of the White Race. No person other than one of the White Race shall be permitted to occupy any portion of any lot in said plat or of any building at any time thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant of such building.
Montlake Tracts, Montlake Tracts Addition No person or persons of Asiatic, African or Negro blood, lineage or extraction shall be permitted to occupy a portion of said property, or any building thereon, except, domestic servant or servants may be actually and in good faith employed by White occupant of such premises.
Loyal Heights Loyal View No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race
Madrona Buchanan's Addition Said land shall not be occupied by or sold, conveyed, rented or given to negroes or any person of the negro blood.
McKenzie & Dempsey's Lake Washington Addition and Lewis & Fehrens Addition The parties hereto signing and executing this instrument ... hereby mutually covenant, promise and agree each with the others, and for their respective heirs and assigns, that no part of said lands owned by them as described following their signatures to this instrument, shall never be used, occupied by or sold, conveyed, leased, rented or given to Negroes, or any person or persons of the Negro blood.
Washington Heights Said premises shall not be leased, sold, devised or conveyed to or acquired to occupied by any person than one of the white or Caucasian race, provided however, that a person not of the white or Caucasian race may become an occupant in the capacity of a servant.
Magnolia Magnolia, Magnolia View, Magnolia Manor, Carlton Park, Carlton Park Addition, Magnolia View Addition No person or persons of Asiatic, African or Negro blood, lineage, or extraction shall be permitted to occupy a portion of said property, or any building thereon; except domestic servants may actually and in good faith be employed by white occupants of such premises.
sec. 22, township 25. range 3 That no part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by the Hebrew, Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race
Maple Leaf Maple Leaf addition to Green Lake Circle No portion of the tract shall be sold, leased or rented to any person or persons other than one of the white race, nor shall any person or persons other than of white race use or occupy said tract.
Matthews Beach Lake Washington Addition Said property or any part thereof shall not be covered, sold rented, leased or otherwise disposed of in whole or in part to, or to e occupied by, any person or persons except of the white race, except however, of the case of servant actually employed by the owner and occupant thereof.
Replat of North Half Lot 1 of Block 4 of Lake City No lot or portion of a lot shall be sold to , leased to or occupied by any person other than of the Caucasian race, but this restriction does not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality actually employed in good faith by the owners or tenants.
Montlake Montlake Park Subject to an agreement between various owners of the Montlake District, dated November 9, 1929, and recorded in Volume 1443 of Deeds, page 89, wherein they mutually agreed with the others, and for their respective heirs and assigns, that no part of the lands owned by them as described as following their signatures to said instrument shall ever be used or occupied by or sold, conveyed, leased, rented or given to Negroes, or any person or persons of the Negro blood, any provides that this covenant shall run with the land and bind the respective heirs and assigns of the parties thereto, and of the several like instruments in said district, for a period of 21 years, from and after the date of said instrument...
North Broadway Addition No person other than one of the white or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any portion of said described tract or of any building thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a white occupant of such tract and /or building.
Union City 2nd Addition This property is sold under the express condition that neither the land or any part thereof, nor any building thereon, shall ever be leased, rented or loaned, in any manner whatsoever, to a person or persons of other than Caucasian race, nor shall any person or persons of other than a Caucasian race be permitted to occupy said premises, or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever.
Olympic Hills Olympic Hills Said lot or lots shall not be sold, conveyed, or rented nor leased, in whole or in part, to any person not of the White race; nor shall any person not of the White race be permitted to occupy any portion of said lot or lots or of any building thereon, except as domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant of such building.
North Beach/Blue Ridge WM Twigg's Addition to North Beach All lots in this plat are restricted to R-1 residence district use including white people only.
North College Park Gunderson Addition No person of any race other than the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or lot in said addition, except such persons of another race shall not be prevented from occupancy as domestic servants when domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Licton Springs Park that no part of the premises herein described shall at any time be leased, mortgaged, or conveyed in law or in equity to any person of Chinese, Japanese, African or Hindu descent or to any person, company or trustee for their use and benefit…
Oak Lake Villa, Oak Lake Villa tracts #2 This property shall never be sold to nor occupied by any person of any descent other than Caucasian, not used for any unlawful or immoral purposes.
Northgate Victory Heights Said tract shall not be sold, leased, or rented to any person or persons other than of Caucasian race nor shall any person or persons other than of Caucasian race use or occupy said tract.
Pinehurst H.E. Orr Park No persons of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Queen Anne Gilman Addition That neither said premises nor any interest therein shall at any time be leased, sold, devised or conveyed to or inherited by or otherwise acquired by, become property of, used of occupied by any person other than one of the White of Caucasian Race, provided however, that persons not of the Caucasian Race may be kept thereon by such a Caucasian occupant strictly in the capacity of servants of such occupants
Queen Anne Park No person or persons of Asiatic, African or Negro blood, lineage, or extraction shall be permitted to occupy a portion of said property, or any building thereon; except domestic servants may actually and in good faith be employed by white occupants of such premises
Queen Anne, lower Comstock Supplemental Addition, Northern Addition and G. Kinnear's Supplemental Addition The parties hereto signing and executing this instrument do for themselves and with each other mutually covenant and agree with each other and for their personal representatives, heirs and assigns as follows: That the said property herein described shall not be sold, conveyed, leased or given to any person or persons other than of the Caucasian race, nor shall any person or persons other than of the Caucasian race be permitted to occupy or use the property excepting only employees in the domestic service on the premises of persons qualified hereunder as occupants or users and residing on the premises.
Queen Anne, North Prosch's Queen Anne No person or persons of Asiatic, African or Negro blood, lineage or extraction shall be permitted to occupy a portion of said property or any building thereof, except domestic servants or servant may be actually and in good faith employed by white occupants of such premises.
Rainier valley C.D. Hillmans City Addition Other than Caucasian Race, any of the land or property, the description of which appears after their respective signatures hereto.
near Columbian way Said property shall not be conveyed to or occupancy thereof given to any person other than of the Caucasian Race.
Ravenna Hayes Park No person other than one of the white race shall be permitted to occupy any portion of any lot in said plat or of any building thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a white occupant of such building.
Homeacres No person of any other than the White or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Sandpoint Weshthaven Division #2 No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race...
Aviation Heights No race or nationality other than those of the White or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any dwelling on any lot except that this covenant does not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.
Sheridan Beach Sheridan Beach It is a condition of this sale that above described property shall be used for residential purposes only and cannot be resold to aliens, disorderly persons, or persons not of the Caucasian race.
Victory Heights Victory Heights Division 2 Said tracts shall not be sold, leased, or rented to any person or persons other than of Caucasian race nor shall any person other than of Caucasian race use or occupy said tract.
View Ridge Sand Point Country Club No tract shall be sold, conveyed, rented or leased, in whole or in part, to any Hebrew or to any person of the Malay, Ethiopian or any other negro or any Asiatic race; or any descendant of any thereof, except only employees in the domestic service on ht premises of persons qualifies as herein provided as occupants.
View Ridge, Norris Sandpoint Addition, Rose May Addition No race or nationality other than those of the White or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any dwelling or lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.
Wedgewood Fir Crest No race or nationality other than white or Caucasian shall use or occupy any building on any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.
Wedgwood Rock Addition No persons of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
West Seattle/ High Point High Point The purchaser covenants, and said covenants shall run with said land, that no part of said described premises shall ever be used or occupied by any person not of the White or Caucasian race.
Windermere Rayvilla No person or persons of Asiatic, African or Negro blood, lineage, or extraction shall be permitted to occupy a portion of said property, or any building thereon except a domestic servant or servants who may actually and in good faith be employed by white occupants of such premises
Windermere (unrecorded plat) Said property shall not be conveyed, sold, rented or otherwise disposed of, in whole or in part, or otherwise occupied by any person or persons except of white and Gentile race, except, however a domestic servant actually employed by the lawful owner or occupant thereof.
East Side Neighborhoods
 
community plat name restriction
Ames Lake Ames Lake All rights of ownership and residence of above described property are restricted to those of the Caucasian race .
Arrowhead Point Arrowhead Point None other than persons of the Caucasian race may live upon or hold title to land in this plat.
Bellevue Manor Hill Addition No person of any race other than the White or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants or a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Pleasure Point Park #2 (unrecorded) It is understood and agreed that said premises shall be used for residential purposes only and cannot be reconveyed to aliens, disorderly persons, or persons not of the Caucasian race.
Sibley Wood No Property in Sibley Wood addition shall at any time be used or occupied by any person or person not of the white and Gentile and Caucasion race. No person other than one of the white and Gentile and Caucasian race shall be permitted to occupy any property in said addition or portion of a building theron except a domestic servant actually empoyed by a person of the white and Gentile and Caucasian race where the latter is an occupant of such property.
Bellevue (on Lake Washington shore) Enatai, Enatai Waterfront Addition No person of African, Japanese, Chinese, or of any other Mongolian descent shall be allowed to purchase, own or lease said real property or any part thereof.
Bellevue-Moorland Neighborhood Shorelands That neither said premises, nor any interest therein shall at any time be leased, sold, devised or conveyed to, or inherited by or otherwise acquired by, become the property of, used or occupied by any person other than one of the White or Caucasian race, provided however, that persons not of the White or Caucasian race may be kept thereon by such a Caucasian occupant strictly in the capacity of servants of such occupants.
Clyde Hill Lake Washington Garden tracts This property shall not be resold, leased, rented or occupied except to or by persons of the Aryan race.
Inglewood gov lot 2, sec. 29, township 25, range 6 No title or interest or right of occupancy of said premises shall ever become invested in any person other than of the Caucasian race.
Juanita Juanitacrest All tracts in this plat are restricted to R-1 Residence use, according to provisions of King County Zoning Resolution No. 6494, and shall never by sold to anyone other than a member of the Caucasian race.
Kirkland Gov. Lot 3, Sec. 17, Township 25, Range 5 No title or interest or right of occupancy of said premises shall ever become invested in any person other than of the Caucasian race.
Kirkland Heights Said lot or lots shall not be sold, conveyed, or rented nor leased, in whole or in part, to any person not of the White race; nor shall any person not of the White race be permitted to occupy any portion of said lot or lots or of any building thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant of such building.
Lake Alice Lake Alice Beach Neither the owner or any successor in interest shall ever convey, contract to convey, lease or rent to any person other than the white or Caucasian race, said premises or any portion thereof or permit the occupancy thereof by any such persons, except as a domestic servant.
Lake Sammamish Weber's point The property herein conveyed shall be used for residence property only and shall be occupied by persons of the white race, excepting that servants not of the white race but actually employed by a white occupant thereof may reside on the property.,
Mercer Island Bell-Air Park the properties shall not be sold or resold to any except members of the Caucasion race.
Faben's Point Waterfront Tracts That neither said premises, nor any interest therein shall at any time be leased, sold, devised or conveyed to, or inherited by or otherwise acquired by, become the property of, used or occupied by any person other than one of the White or Caucasian race, provided however, that persons not of the White or Caucasian race may be kept thereon by such a Caucasian occupant strictly in the capacity of servants of such occupants.
Gov. Lot 3, Sec. 25, Townships 24, Range 4 Said Property shall not be sold, conveyed, granted or leased, in whole or in part, to any Hebrew person or family, or any person or family not of the white race, nor shall any Hebrew person, or other person not of the white race, be permitted to occupy any portion of said property or any building thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by the owner of said property.
Highpark Addition All lots in this plat are restricted to residence district use (R-1), with a minimum value of $3500 for house, also to sale to and occupancy by persons of the white race.
North Bend Silver Creek Tracts No person of other than the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or lot except as servants domesticated with any owner or tenant.
Redmond short plat ss 7269 It is agreed by and between all the parties hereto that the property herein described shall be used for residence property only and shall be occupied by persons of the white race, excepting that servants not of the white race but actually employed by a white occupant may reside on the property.
Sammamish Willamette Meridian nor shall any part thereof, be used or occupied by any person of the Malay or any Asiatic race or descent, or any person of the races commonly known as the Negro races, or of their descent, and the grantee, his heirs, personal representatives....
North King County Neighborhoods
 
community plat name restriction
Ballinger (Shoreline) Rose Addition #2 No race or nationality other than those of the White race or Caucasian race shall use or occupy and dwelling on any lot except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.
Briarcrest (Shoreline) Hughbanks Acres No person other than one of the white race shall be permitted to occupy any portion of any lot in said plat or of any building thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a white occupant of such building.
Jardin El Norte That no part of said described premises shall be used or occupied by any person not of the white or Caucasian race;
Echo Lake (Shoreline) McDonald's North End Tracts Further that the property shall not be conveyed to any other than one of the Caucasian race.
Hamlin Park (Shoreline) Home Gardens, Home Gardens Addition It is understood and agreed that said described premises shall not at any time be leased, sold, or conveyed to or occupied by any person other than one of the Caucasian or white race.
Hillwood (Shoreline) 3rd avenue tracts No part of this tract shall at any time directly or indirectly be sold conveyed rented or leased in whole or in part to any perso or persons not of the White or Caucasian race. No person other than one of the White or Caucasian Race shall be permitted to occupy any portion of any tract or of any building theron except a domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant...
Innis Arden (Shoreline) all No property in said addition shall at any time be sold, conveyed, rented, or leased in whole or in part to any person or persons not of the White or Caucasian race. No person other than one of the White or Caucasian race shall be permitted to occupy any property in said addition of portion thereof or building thereon except a domestic servant actually employed by a person of the White of Caucasian race where the latter is an occupant of such property.
Kenmore Northlake Terrace None of this property shall be sold, leased or rented to any person or persons other than of Caucasian race use or occupy said premises.
Northlake Terrace that neither the said premises nor any house, building or improvement thereon erected shall at any time be occupied by persons of the Ethiopian race, or by Japanese or Chinese or any other Asiatic of Malay race, save and except as domestic servants in the employ of persons not coming within this restraint.
Lake Forest Park Brentwood Beach No person other than one of the White race shall be permitted to occupy any portion of any lot in this plat, or of any building at any time thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant of such a building.
Lake Forest Park That said property, or any part thereof, shall be used for residence purposes only, and shall be occupied only by persons of the white race, except that servants not of the white race, but actually employed by a white occupant, may reside on said property .
Sheridan Heights No part of said property shall ever be used or occupied by any person of any Asiatic, Negro, Hawaiian, or Malay race or any person of extraction or descent of any such race and the grantee of his successors in interest, shall not place any such person in possesion or occupancy of said property...
Brookside Add. The said property, or any part thereof, shall used for residence purposes only, and shall be occupied only by persons of the white race, except that servants not of the white race but actually employed by a white occupant, may reside on said premises.
Chittenden's Terrace Park No person excepting of the Caucasian race shall ever be permitted to own or occupy said premises or reside thereon, excepting the capacity of a domestic servant
Lake Forest Park 3rd Addition Said premises or part thereof shall not be sold or leased or permitted to be occupied by any person or persons not of what is commonly known as the white of Caucasian Race.
North City (Shoreline) Lago Vista, Lago Vista Addition that no part of said described premises shall be used or occupied by any person no of the white or Caucasian races
Monte Vista Addition It is the purpose if the seller to make and keep said addition a high class residence district and it is agreed that said premises or any part thereof shall not be sold or leased or permitted to be occupied by any person or persons not of what is commonly known as the white or Caucasian race.
Northend garden tracts Further that the property shall not be conveyed to any other than one of the Caucasian race.
Parkside Addition Only persons of the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any dwelling on any lot in this plat, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by servants of different race employed by an owner or tenant.
Richmond Beach (Shoreline) Park View Tracts No part of any tract shall at any time, directly or indirectly, be sold, conveyed, rented or leased in whole or in part, to any person or persons not of the White or Caucasian race. No person other than one of the White or Caucasian race shall be permitted to occupy any portion of any tract or any building thereon, except a domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant of such lot and/or tract and/or building.
Richmond Highlands (Shoreline) Richmond Heights, Northwood Park No part of this tract shall at any time directly or indirectly be sold, conveyed, rented or leased to in whole or in part to any person or persons not of the White or Caucasian race. No person other than one of the White or Caucasian race shall be permitted to occupy any portion of any tract or of any building thereon except a domestic servant actually employed by a White occupant of such lot and/or building.
Ridgecrest (Shoreline) Ridgecrest Homes no lot or portion of a lot shall be sold to, leased to or occupied by any person other than that of the White or Caucasian Race, except this shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality actually employed in good faith by the owners or tenants.
Westminister Triangle (Shoreline) Wallis' Country Club Tracts No part of the property hereby platted shall be used for trade, manufacture or business purposes of any kind, but shall be used for residential purposes only by white persons, except that servants, not of the white race but actually employed by white occupants, may reside on said property.
Westover That no part of any residence and/or business lots shall ever at any time be sold, conveyed, leased or rented to or used or occupied or permitted to be used or occupied by any person not of the white or Caucasian race, except such as are in the employ of the resident owners or resident tenants of said lots.

South King County Neighborhoods

community plat name restriction
Arbor Heights Roxbury Heights No person of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Arroyo Heights Fairchild Addition No. 1 No person of any race other than the White or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants or a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Healy Palisades No title or interest or right of occupancy of said premises shall ever become invested in any person other than of the Caucasian race.
Auburn Lake Dalloff Tracts Said property shall not be sold, leased, or rented to any person not of the Caucasian race.
Lake Holm Tracts Neither the owner or any successor in interest shall ever convey, contract to convey, lease or rent to any person other than the white or Caucasian race, said premises or any portion thereof or permit the occupancy thereof by any such persons, except as a domestic servant.
Beverly Park   (White Center) Beverly Park, Beverly Park Addition No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any Hebrew or by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay or any Asiatic Race,..
Fredrick Addition No lot shall be sold to or occupied by any person other than of the Caucasian race except in the capacity of servant.
Boulevard Park Cedarhurst, Cederahurst Div#1 and Div#2 No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race
Glenaire No property in said addition shall at any time be sold conveyed rented or leased in whole or part to any person or persons not of the White or Caucasian race .
Hughes Beverly Park No persons of any race other than the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any dwelling or building or any lot except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domicilied with an owner or tenant.
Kensington Heights That no part of said land shall be leased, sold, conveyed to, used or occupied, by any person not of the white or Caucasian race.
Kensington Heights Addition That said land shall not be leased, sold, or conveyed, used or occupied to anyone except a person of the Caucasian race.
Southern Heights No persons of any race other than the white or Caucasian race shall use or occupy and building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Burien Glen Acres Country Road It is a condition of this sale that above described property shall be used for residential purposes only and cannot be resold to aliens, disorderly persons, or persons not of the Caucasian race.
Gregory Heights Said property shall not be owned, leased to, mortgaged to, used or occupied as a residence by any person not of the White race.
Linde and Hill Park No person of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, exempt that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner ot tenant.
Burien-Southland neighborhood Alderwood Acres No part of said property shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of any of the above races who may be employees by an owner or tenant.
Des Moines Lake McDonald Water Front Tracts that no part of the said property shall be used or occupied by and person of the Malay or of any Asiatic races or descendants, or the races commonly known as the Negro races or of their descendants, and the grantees, their heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives..
Duwamish Gordon Addition No race or nationality other than white or Caucasian shall use or occupy any building on any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.
Evansville Airway Heights No part of said property shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race, and the granted, their heirs, personal representatives or assigns, shall never place any such person in the possession or occupancy of said property...
Linde Terrace #4 No person of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Kent Fernwood Estates, Lake Wilderness Shore Acres All sale of Tracts in Lake Wilderness Shore Acres shall be limited to members of the Caucasian race for all time and no transfer by this vendee shall be permitted or shall be lawful if made to anyone other than members of the Caucasian race.
Lake Fenwick Tracts A covenant is hereby made running with the land that this tract nor any part thereof shall not be sold to, owned by, leased to or occupied by any person other than the Caucasian race and any violation thereof shall forfeit the title to the grantors, or their heirs, of the violator of this covenant.
Ross Fair Addition No person of other than the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or lot except as servants domesticated with any owner or tenant.
Lake Dolloff Steel lake Terrace that said property can not be sold to colored people
Maple Valley Lake Wilderness Shore Acres (an unrecorded plat) All sales of tracts in Lake Wilderness Shore Acres shall be limited to members of the Caucasian race for all time, and no transfer by this grantee, nor any grantee shall be permitted or shall be lawful if made to anyone other than members of the Caucasian race.
McMicken Heights McMicken Heights No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any Hebrew or by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay or any Asiatic Race
near Beverly Park Glendale Country Estates No part of said property shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race
Glendale Park No person of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Normandy Park Normandy Park No property in said plat shall be used or occupied in whole or in part by any negro or Asiatic or any other person not of the White or Caucasian race except that domestic servants, chauffeurs, or gardeners, who are members of a race other that the White or Caucasian race may live in or occupy the premises where their employer resides, or may reside in any hotel, club, boarding-house or lodging-house located in districts zoned for that purpose.
Redondo Milwaukee Park No person or persons of Asiatic, African or Negro blood, lineage or extraction shall be permitted to occupy a portion of said property, or any building thereon, except, domestic servants to be actually and in good faith employed by White occupant of such premises.
Renton Renton Suburban Tracts Subject to the restriction that said property is to be sold, mortgaged, or trasnferred to the members of the white race only.
Lake Kathleen (an unrecorded plat) The property herein described shall never be owned or occupied by any person or persons not of the white race, excepting a servant or employee of a white owner may be on the property while actually employed.
Stewart's Highland Acres This property cannot be sold to any person or persons other than those of the Caucasian race
Windsor Hills Addition to Renton No race or nationality other than those of the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any dwelling on any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.
Riverton Heights Lowe's Terrace That no part of said property shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race
SeaTac Angle Lake Shore Acres Division #3 Throughout the period extending from the first day of April 1926, until and including the 31st day of March 1956, the said property of any part thereof, shall nor be used for nor shall there be permitted thereon any public amusement or restaurant, nor shall the said property, or any part thereof, be used or occupied by any person of the Malay or any Asiatic race or descent, or any person of the races commonly known as the Negro race, or of of their descent
McMillen's First Bow Lake Addition All lots in this plat, for use of residence or residence construction, or for sale or purchase of said lots, are restricted to the Caucasian race only.
Shorewood sw 1/4 of the nw1/4 of sec 1, township 23, range 3 No part of this tract shall at any time directly or indirectly be sold, conveyed, rented or leased, in whole or in part, to any person or persons not of the White or Caucasian race.
Shorewood Divisions 1 and 3 All of said subdivision shall be occupied, leased or rented by only the white of Caucasian race, except domestic servants of a different race are not prohibited when domiciled with an owner or tenant.
South of Normandy Park Beaconsfield-on-the-sound Division #2 (unrecorded) The purchaser covenants and agrees that the property hereinabove described shall not be sold to, leased to or occupied or in any way used by persons of Semitic, Oriental or African origin at any time whatsoever, said covenant being a covenant running with the land and for the benefit of all property in said Beaconsfield-on-the-sound Division #2.
South of White Center Panorama Heights No person or any race other than the Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
Southern Heights Mabell's 2nd Addition No person of any race other than the White or Caucasian race shall use or occupy any building or any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants or a different race domiciled with an owner or tenant.
sec. 8, township 23, range 4 No part of said property shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race
Stimson Park Addition Div. #1, Div #2 No part of said property shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic race
Tukwila Estella's Addition The grantees agree that neither they, nor their heirs, personal representatives or assigns, shall ever rent to, sell to, or allow said premises to be occupied by any person of the Ethiopian, Malay, or any Asiatic Race, excepting only employees in the domestic service of persons qualified hereunder as occupants and users and residing on the premises.
Vista Villa No race or nationality other than the white or Caucasian shall use or occupy any dwelling on any lot, except that this covenant shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of a different race or nationality employed by an owner or tenant.

Vashon Island

community plat name restriction
Vashon Island Racoma Beach That the said property herein described shall not be used for any commercial, industrial, illegal or immoral purposes and that no title or interest in or right of occupancy of the said property, either before or after the delivery of a deed thereto by the seller, shall ever become vested in any person other than of the Caucasian Race.
Vashon Island Gov lot 1, sec 2, township 22, range 2 None of said lands shall be sold to other than of white Caucasian race;

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