While places, new and old, define the built character of communities, established criteria are used to evaluate and officially designate places as historic. Listing resources at the national, state, county, and local level provide frameworks in which historic places can be judged for their significance to a particular community’s past. While some designations are merely honorary, others help protect and foster the preservation of the place. In addition to having rehabilitated designated Landmarks and managing a voluntary preservation easement program, Historic Seattle offers an annual Landmarks Nomination Workshop for people interested in nominating buildings as Seattle landmarks.
Historic postcard of Seattle
skyline / Collection of Eugenia Woo.
For more information about the various levels of designation or how to list your property as a historic place visit the links below or contact Historic Seattle’s Director of Preservation Services, Eugenia Woo, at EugeniaW@historicseattle.org .
More Information on:
King County Landmarks
National Register of Historic Places Program. The National Register is the country’s official honorary list of places significant to a community, region, or the nation.
Washington Heritage Register Program The Heritage Register is Washington’s official honorary list of places significant in the history and prehistory of the state.