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National, State and Local Historic Preservation Web Sites


National Register of Historic Places, U.S. National Parks Service:

Seattle properties and districts listed on the National Register:

National Trust for Historic Preservation:
Non-profit organization chartered by Congress to promote historic preservation and manage selected sites and structures.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Municipal Services Research Center

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

Heritage Preservation Services, National Park Service


Washington State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
State agency responsible for designation and protection of historic and archeological properties and for nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

King County Office of Cultural Resources Landmarks & Heritage Program

King County government agency responsible for historic preservation and heritage programs in unincorporated King County and selected cities.

Washington State Historical Society

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Puget Sound Regional Archives


Museum of History and Industry

Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library "Researching the History Of Seattle Buildings" Guidebook

University of Washington, Special Collections

Historic Seattle
A public corporation devoted to preservation and management of critical historic structures in Seattle.


A free, non-profit online encyclopedia of Seattle and King County history with essays and links relating to historic areas and properties.

Preservation 4Culture provides funding for the stabilization, rehabilitation, and restoration of designated landmark properties in King County.

District Links:

Ballard Avenue Landmark District:

Ballard Avenue National Register District Virtual Tour

Ballard Chamber of Commerce

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) Virtual Tour

HistoryLink Cybertour of Ballard Avenue

HistoryLink Thumbnail History of Ballard

Columbia City Landmark District:

Historic Walking Tour Map of Columbia City - Rainier Valley Historical Society

Columbia City National Register District Virtual Tour

Columbia City Community Organizations

Columbia City Beatwalk

HistoryLink Cybertour of Columbia City

HistoryLink Thumbnail History of Columbia City

International Special Review District:
Seattle Chinatown National Register District Virtual Tour

Seattle Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area

InterIm Community Development Association

Wing Luke Asian Museum

HistoryLink Cybertour of the International District

HistoryLink Thumbnail History of Chinatown-International District

Fort Lawton Landmark District:
HistoryLink Thumbnail History of Magnolia

Harvard-Belmont Historic District:
HistoryLink Thumbnail History of Capitol Hill

Pike Place Market Historical District:
Pike Place Market Public Development Authority (PDA)

Pike Place Market Merchants Association

Pike Place Market National Historic District Virtual Tour

HistoryLink Cybertour of the Pike Place Market

HistoryLink Thumbnail History of the Pike Place Market:

Pioneer Square Preservation District:

Pioneer Square Community Association

Skid Road National Historic District Virtual Tour

HistoryLink Cybertour of Pioneer Square

HistoryLink Thumbnail History of Pioneer Square

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