Patricia Fleck MacKay Library

Patsy Fleck MacKay, a mainstay of First Hill and a good friend of Historic Seattle, passed away in 2003. Through her generosity, Historic Seattle was able to restore the first floor music room of the Dearborn House to accommodate a unique research and reading library dedicated to historic preservation.

The music room was returned to its original footprint, utilities were upgraded, and ornate historic woodwork was restored. Reproduction light fixtures were generously donated and installed by Rejuvenation. The transformation of the space included repainting wall and ceiling surfaces and installing custom-built bookcases.

The library collection includes a variety of books and periodicals on architecture, design, preservation, and planning, as well as local and regional histories, environmental impact documents, and unpublished reports and studies.

Researchers are welcome by appointment. For more information, please contact us at (206) 622-6952 or