Historic Queen Anne
Queen Anne and its history, historic buildings and sites provide an accessible capsule of information where we can learn how the city of Seattle was wrought from a wilderness of heavily timbered slopes, salt water bays and fresh water lakes. Our Queen Anne style mansions may be mostly lost, but bungalows, Colonial Revival, American four square, Prairie School and Tudor style houses from the turn of 20th Century still excite imaginations today. From the Treat House to the Counterbalance, from the streetcar suburb of Upper Queen Anne to the commercial buildings of Uptown, there are endless places to learn about and explore on Queen Anne.
Explore the many pages and hundreds of historic photos within our website.
Saving the historic qualities of our Urban Villages
Thursday, September 25, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Join a conversation with local experts about how to promote dense multi-family housing while simultaneously preserving the historic qualities of our commercial zones. Read more about it on the Events page.
The Queen Anne Historical Society holds five public meetings each year featuring programs emphasizing community and Washington history. The meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of September, November, January, March and May. If necessary, the November meeting is moved so as to not conflict with Thanksgiving. View our Events page for the latest happenings.
New on Our Website: Queen Anne Park
We've recently posted a wonderful essay and eight slideshows about Queen Anne Park. The neglected history of this neighborhood is revealed by society member and Queen Anne Park resident, Florence Helliesen, Ph.D.
The Queen Anne Historical Society is in critical need of an archivist. The archivist need not be a member of the board of directors.
We are also looking for Board of Trustee members.
Read more about these opportunites on the Volunteer page.
Learn About the History of Queen Anne
Read about the early history of Queen Anne, starting in 1852.
Read a Thumbnail History of Queen Anne.
View a video “Historylink Queen Anne Neighborhood”, with Walt Crowley.
Read An Amazing Brief History of Queen Anne Hill. a Queen Anne Driving Tour from 1977.
Read the Queen Anne Historical Context Statement with fascinating details about the history of Queen Anne.