The following pages in this category are filled with preservation resources that are all available to the general public.  We encourage you to look at them to help your understanding of historic preservation.


City of Seattle

Gold Fever! Seattle outfits the Klondike Gold Rush

Historic Seattle

History House of Greater Seattle

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)

Providence Archives, Seattle (Sisters of Providence)This is a featured page

Sanborn Maps at Seattle Public Library

Seattle Archdiocese Archives

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Historic Resources Survey

Seattle Department of Planning and Development Microfilm Library

Seattle Historic Preservation Program

Seattle Municipal Archives

Seattle Pacific University Archives

Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library – Special Collections

Seattle Public Schools Archives

Seattle Times Archives

Seattle Historic Zoning Maps

Seattle Historical Postcards


King County

4Culture – Heritage

4Culture Historic – Preservation

Association of King County Heritage Organizations (AKCHO)

Eastside Heritage Center

King County Library

King County Department of Permitting & Environmental Review

King County Archives

King County Archives – Photograph Collection

King County Property Search

King County Recorder’s Office

King County Snapshots

Kirkland Heritage Society

Mercer Island Historical Society


Snohomish County

Everett Public Library

Snohomish County Public Records


State of Washington


The Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross (Pacific Northwest) Chapter

Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation

Washington State Archives – Puget Sound Regional Branch

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Washington State Legislative Building

University of Washington – Special Collections

Pacific Northwest collections

Seattle collections

Art and Architecture collections



Historic Hotels of America

National Archives at Seattle

National Scenic Byways Program

National Trust for Historic Preservation (Preservation Nation)

Preservation Directory

Preservation Green Lab

Skyscraper Page – More than just Seattle!

Zip Code Database

Area Code Database



Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI)



J. Paul Getty Trust

LinkedIn Groups

Preservation Trade Network

US Green Building Council (USGBC)



Columbia University

Goucher College – Historic Preservation

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Port Townsend School of Woodworking

University of Oregon – Historic Preservation Program

University of Pennsylvania – Historic Preservation Program

University of Washington – Historic Preservation Certificate Program


Professional consultants


Additional Resources

Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Illustrated Styles of Architecture


Historic Places Near Seattle

Arctic Building

Ballard Avenue Historic District

Bell Apartments and the Barnes Building

Boeing Airplane Company Building No. 105

Cobb Building

Coliseum Theater

Columbia City Historic District

Harvard-Belmont Historic District

Eagles Building Auditorium

Fire Station No. 25

German Club/Assay Office

Harvard-Belmont Historic District

Hoge Building

Iron Pergola and Totem Pole

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

King Street Station

International District (Seattle Chinatown Historic District)

Leamington Hotel and Apartments

Lyon Building

Northern Life Tower

Old Georgetown City Hall

Paramount Theatre

Phillips House

Pike Place Public Market Historic District

Pioneer Building

Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District

Queen Anne High School

Seattle, Chief of the Suquamish, Statue

Seattle Electric Company Georgetown Steam Plant

Stimson-Green House

Times Building

Triangle Hotel and Bar

Trinity Parish Church

Victorian Apartments

Virginia V

Volunteer Park

Washington Street Public Boat Landing Facility



Published Research Sources

Booth, T. William.
Carl F. Gould: a life in architecture and the arts.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.

Maddex, Diane, ed.
Built in the U.S.A.: American buildings from airports to zoos.
Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press, 1985.

Crowley, Walt.
National trust guide, Seattle: America’s guide for architecture and history travelers.
New York: Preservation Press, J. Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Elenga, Maureen
Seattle Architecture: A Walking Guide to Downtown
Seattle Architecture Found, 2008)

Foley, Mary Mix.
The American house.
New York: Harper & Row, 1980.

Goldberger, Paul.
The skyscraper.
New York: Knopf, 1981.

Goldberger, Paul.
On the rise: architecture and design in a post modern age.
New York, N.Y.: Times Books, 1983.

Huxtable, Ada Louise.
The tall building artistically reconsidered: the search for a skyscraper style.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Allied Arts of Seattle.
Impressions of imagination: terra-cotta Seattle.
Seattle, Wash.: Allied Arts of Seattle, 1986.

Jacobs, Jane.
The death and life of great American cities.
New York: Modern Library, 1993.

Kreisman, Lawrence.
Apartments by Anhalt.
Seattle, The Office of Urban Conservation, 1978.

Kreisman, Lawrence.
Art Deco Seattle.
Seattle: Kreisman, Gardaya, 1979.

Kreisman, Lawrence.
Made to last: historic preservation in Seattle and King County.
Seattle: Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation in association with the University of Washington Press, 1999.

Kreisman, Lawrence.
The Stimson legacy: architecture in the urban West.
Seattle, WA: Willows Press: Distributed by University of Washington Press, 1992.

Kreisman, Lawrence.
The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest
Timber Press, 2007

Maddex, Diane, ed.
Master builders: a guide to famous American architects.
New York: J. Wiley, 1996.

McAlester, Virginia.
A field guide to American houses.
New York: Knopf, 1984.

Naylor, David.
American picture palaces: the architecture of fantasy.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981.

Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl.
Distant corner: Seattle architects and the legacy of H.H. Richardson.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003.

Ochsner, J, ed.
Shaping Seattle architecture: a historical guide to the architects.
Seattle: University of Washington Press in association with the American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter and the Seattle Architectural Foundation, 1998.

Ore, Janet
The Seattle Bungalow (A Samuel and Althea Stroum Book)
University of Washington Press, 2006

Poppeliers, John C.
What style is it?: a guide to American architecture.
New York: J. Wiley, 1996.

Rifkind, Carole.
A field guide to contemporary American architecture.
New York: Dutton, 1998.

Sears Roebuck & Co.
Sears Modern Homes, 1913
Dover Publications, 2006
Swope, Caroline
Classic Houses of Seattle: High Style to Vernacular, 1870-1950
Timber Press, 2005

Woodbridge, Sally Byrne.
A guide to architecture in Washington State: an environmental perspective.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980.