What's New

  • Seattle Channel's CityStream features SMA in History of Homelessness in Seattle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Did you know that until 1967, wearing a hatpin incorrectly could put you in jail? Find out more in our latest Find of the Month.

Art car at Fremont Fair, 2000
Item 115216, Fleets and Facilities Department Imagebank Collection (Record Series 0207-01)

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).