I was bumbling through the county’s public records website the other day when an old plat map from 1890 caught my attention.
The plat was for a Kitsap County city called Port Washington: A city that doesn’t exist.
The sheer number of lots seemed astounding. The plat showed several hundred tiny parcels squeezed into a 130-acre waterfront property. It was the kind of urban density that would make a modern planner proud. Continue reading