What's New

  • Check out our new lobby exhibit highlighting the City's role in the 1919 Seattle General Strike.
  • A new Digital Document Library is available on Prohibition in Seattle.
  • SMA is included in the next MIPoPS Moving History screening at Northwest Film Forum on February 11 at 5:00 pm.
  • The Winter 2018 edition of our Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • January's Find of the Month highlights an effort by the Women's Christian Temperance Union to temporarily close the city's taverns when soldiers returned from the Spanish-American War.


Downtown from Alaskan Way Viaduct, 1959
Item 61757, Engineering Department Photographic Negatives (Record Series 2613-07)

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).