What's New

  • The Summer 2017 edition of our Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • In honor of the centennial of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, our new exhibit Life on the Cut highlights photos of the neighborhoods along the waterway.
  • Check out our guide to legislative research.
  • Read about City Light's early experimentation with electric vehicles in our latest Find of the Month.


City Light float in Seafair parade, 1954
Item 78634, City Light Photographic Negatives (Record Series 1204-01)

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).