Queen Anne – Community on the Hill

Edited by Kay Reinartz

Queen Anne community on the Hill

In words and pictures, the history of Queen Anne unfolds in this 1993 publication:  from the Native Americans who first dwelt in the Puget Sound country, through the first European-American settlers who arrived via the Oregon Trail in the mid 1800s.  The explosive development of the post-gold rush era to today’s urban struggles with growth and livability are also highlighted.

Louisa Boren, the “Sweetbriar Bride” of David Denny, describes her life in the wilderness of north Seattle.  The unique awareness of pioneer children, usually neglected in historical accounts, have their own space here.  Other chapters are devoted to churches, schools, businesses, community development and the place of Queen Anne in Seattle’s medical history.

You will find our story of a Northwest urban community a fascinating blend of tales of American growth and individual perseverance.  Your mind will walk you through the forest trails into the modern streets of Queen Anne.

  • Softcover Edition – $19 (Member)
  • Softcover Edition – $24 (Non-member)
  • Hardcover Edition – $30.50 (Member)
  • Hardcover Edition – $35.50 (Non-member)
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We also sell books at our public meetings and at the Queen Anne Book Company.

Purchase Book by Mail

If you wish to purchase the book by mail, make a check out to “Queen Anne Historical Society” and mail to:

Queen Anne Historical Society
PO Box 19432
Seattle, WA 98109

Please indicate that you are purchasing a book. We also sell books at our public meetings and at the Queen Anne Book Company.


Map of the (Oft) Pedestrian Public Stairs of Queen Anne

map of the pedestrian public stairs of Queen Anne Hill cover

The Map of the (Oft) Pedestrian Public Stairs of Queen Anne was created by architect Thomas Horton. It shows the locations of 120 public stairways on Queen Anne.  Sunset Magazine noted the publication in September 2009:  Map of the (Oft) Pedestrian Stairs.

Printed on a special water-resistant paper (this is Seattle, after all), this 11″ x 17″ map shows all the public stairways of Queen Anne. You’ll be fascinated by how many there are!  It comes in two formats. One folds to fit in your pocket as you walk around the hill. The other is in a 17″ x  21″ poster format.

Maps can be purchased through the Queen Anne Book Company. Contact the store directly by phone at 206-284-2427 or by email.  Maps are also available at the store:  1811 Queen Anne Ave N., Seattle. It is located at the top of our hill.


Archive Photos

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