Two Shoreline streets named for Seattle Mayor who embezzled and skipped town with another man's wife

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Corliss P. Stone, Seattle Mayor, 1873
Courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives (12254)
According to, 151 years ago today, the mayor of Seattle, Corliss Stone, left town with another man's wife after embezzling $15,000 from his law firm.

He was a developer who subdivided and platted large areas in Wallingford and Fremont and named two of the streets after himself. 

When the streets extended north into what is now Shoreline, they carried the names with them.


Anonymous,  February 24, 2024 at 5:37 PM  

Presidential material!

Charlie Burrow,  February 25, 2024 at 9:41 PM Stone settled with the city and returned to Seattle, where he died in 1906. Do your research!!

DKH February 26, 2024 at 3:04 AM  

Hey! Talk to

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