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.
KEXP's New Home Ground Breaking and Open House
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, noon - 2:00 p.m.
KEXP, a new tenant in the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, will host a groundbreaking ceremony and open house to celebrate its planned refurbishment of space in the complex. Read more about it on the Events page.
3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Urban explorers are invited to join one of fourteen fun guided neighborhood walks. The walk on Queen Anne will explore southwest Queen Anne. Read more about it on the Events page.
Historic Seattle Offers Second Digging Deeper Series
February - September 2015
Historic Seattle's multi-session program is designed to provide attendees with behind the scenes insight to primary research materials in the many archives in Seattle and King County. Read more about it on the Events page.
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.