What's New

  • The Summer 2017 edition of our Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • In honor of the centennial of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, our new exhibit Life on the Cut highlights photos of the neighborhoods along the waterway.
  • Check out our guide to legislative research.
  • Read about City Light's early experimentation with electric vehicles in our latest Find of the Month.


City Light Seafair float, 1959
Item 78685, City Light Photographic Negatives (Record Series 1204-01)

How do I find a photograph of my house?

There are several resources you can use to locate a photograph of your house. The best place to start is the Puget Sound Regional Branch of the State Archives (phone: 425-564-3940).