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 excite imaginations still today. Our local history is framed by fantastic views of Mt. Rainier to the south, the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound to the west, the Cascade Mountains and Lake Washington to the east and on a very lucky day Mt. Baker to the north. 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. This website can be the first place you go as you discover Queen Anne’s history.
The photos in the slideshow above are a small sampling of the many photographic images on our website. Explore website links, and check out all of the slideshows by clicking on the photographs on many of the website pages.
Kinnear Park Conversation
Thursday, May 23 2013, 7:00 pm
Kaleidoscope: An All-Inclusive Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us in our annual walking tour of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 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.
The society is seeking a volunteer editor for The Cobblestone, our newsletter. We are also looking for Board of Trustee members. In addition, we are looking for Transcribers for oral histories. 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.