Storefront in historic Ballard with people playing in the street in front of the building.

Seattle’s eight historic districts and more than 400 structures, sites, and objects of historic, cultural, architectural, and social importance are valuable cultural assets. Through the process of designating and protecting new and existing districts and landmarks, we work with community members to promote the aesthetic, cultural, and economic strength of Seattle.

Historic preservation in Seattle begins with community. Our historic resources provide tangible connections to the people and events that have shaped our communities and our collective histories. Learn more about the City of Seattle's Historic Preservation program and how you can get involved by watching our video below.


Jenifer Chao, Director
Address: 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA , 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649
Phone: (206) 684-0464
Fax: (206) 233-5142

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