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Queen Anne Historical Society

Seattle, Washington


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Preserving Our Community Heritage... Now and for the Future

Upcoming Events

Apartment Buildings and their Changing Impacts on Neighborhood Character

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Masonic Lodge #242, 1608 4th Avenue West

The November meeting of the Queen Anne Historical Society takes place at The Clubhouse on Queen Anne (the historic Masonic Lodge #242) located at 1608 4th Avenue West. Consistent with this year’s theme of multi-family house, Mimi Sheridan explores the past, present and future of these small, large and medium size structures that do so much to define neighborhood character. Sheridan’s master’s thesis, available on, is the go-to source of information about the apartment buildings on Queen Anne’s south slope. Since completing her studies, Sheridan has become one of the best regarded preservation historians in Seattle.

Come a little early to explore this former telephone company building where operators once connected Queen Anne to the world.

Light refreshments will follow.

Diane James

Women Developers in Seattle

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Diana James will be presenting on the history of women developers in Seattle, particularly those who built apartment buildings.

James is the author of Shared Walls: Seattle Apartment Buildings, 1900-1939, who notes, “They were a way of life, more than anything.”

Light refreshments will follow.

Ongoing Events

Public Meetings

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 January, March and May, September, and November. If necessary, the November meeting is moved so as to not conflict with Thanksgiving.

Board Meetings

The Board of Trustees meets the second Wednesday of each month except July. Members are welcome to attend. If interested, please email us for location and time.