What's New

  • Check out our new lobby exhibit highlighting the work of the Seattle Design Commission in celebration of the commission's 50-year anniversary.
  • The Spring 2019 edition of our Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Check out our new lobby exhibit highlighting the City's role in the 1919 Seattle General Strike.
  • We've launched a crowdsourcing project for transcribing early City records. Read original documents and help us make them more accessible! Learn more at our Volunteering page.
  • April's Find of the Month features a teenage sleuth in 1894.


Inspectors with condemned scales, circa 1915
Item 184118, Consumer Protection Photographs (Record Series 2705-03)

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).