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Columbia City Shopping DistrictExisting SE Seattle History Information

Before the Southeast Seattle Community History Project got started, the Seattle Historic Preservation Program had already documented numerous historic places in the areas.  This information is available to the public in several forms. 

Context Statements for SE Seattle

Columbia City Historic District (pdf)

Mount Baker (pdf)

North Beacon Hill (pdf)

North Rainier Valley (pdf)

For additional documentation of city-owned historic resources and neighborhood commercial properties visit

Database of Historic Properties

The city-wide historic resources survey provides information about specific historic buildings and sites at

Search for Southeast Seattle listings in these neighborhoods: Beacon Hill, Columbia City, MLK @ Holly, Mount Baker, North Beacon Hill, North Rainier Valley, Rainier Beach and Seward Park.

Designated City of Seattle Landmarks

Several historic buildings in Southeast Seattle have been designated as individual City of Seattle Landmarks, and the Columbia City Landmark District is one of Seattle’s eight historic districts. 


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