"The spring of 1889 in Seattle had been beautiful. There had been little rain, and temperatures were consistently in the 70s. Unfortunately, the unusually good weather proved to be disastrous, as the dry conditions conspired with a handful of other elements to allow for the worst fire in city history." Great Seattle Fire is an impressive set of digitized archival resources at the University of Washington Libraries. There are 162 photographs of the city after the 1889 fire, tagged and searchable by keyword.