National Register Listings in
King County, Washington

12th Avenue South Bridge 1411 Fourth Avenue Building 14th Avenue South Bridge 1600 East John Street Apartments 1926 Model Brick Home Adair, William and Estella, Farm Admiral's House, 13th Naval District ADVENTURESS Agen Warehouse Alaska Trade Building Allen, Horatio and Laura, Farm Allen, John B., School Arboretum Sewer Trestle Arctic Building ARTHUR FOSS (tugboat) Assay Office Auburn Post Office Auburn Public Library Aurora Avenue Bridge Ballard Avenue Historic District Ballard Bridge Ballard Carnegie Library Ballard-Howe House Ballast Island Ballinger, Richard A., House Baring Bridge Barksdale, Julian and Marajane, House Barnes Building Bay View Brewery Beacon Hill School Bell Apartments Black Diamond Cemetery Blomeen, Oscar, House Boeing, William E., House Bon Marche Department Store Bothell Pioneer Cemetery Bowles, Jesse C., House Brandes House Building No. 105, Boeing Airplane Company Butterworth Building Calhoun Hotel Camlin Hotel Camp North Bend Century 21-Washington State Coliseum Chase, Dr. Reuben, House Chelsea Family Hotel Chiarelli, James and Pat, House Chinese Baptist Church Chittenden Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Priory, and School Clise, James W., House Cobb Building Coliseum Theater Colman Automotive Building Colman Building Colman Park & Dose Terrace Stairs Colonial Hotel Colonnade Hotel Columbia City Historic District Colvos Store Cooper, Frank B., Elementary School Cornish School Covenant Beach Bible Camp Covington Electrical Substation, Bonneville Power Administration Cowen Park Bridge Daughters of the American Revolution-Rainier Chapter House De La Mar Apartments Dearborn, Henry H., House Dockton Hotel Dose, Charles P. and Ida, House Dougherty, John and Kate, Farmstead Dr. Trueblood House Dunn Gardens DUWAMISH Eagles Auditorium Building Eddy, James G., House and Grounds Eddy, James G., House and Grounds (Boundary Increase) El Rio Apartment Hotel Eng, Jim and Betty, House Entwistles, David and Martha, House Falls City Masonic Hall Faust-Ryan House Federal Office Building Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Seattle Branch Ferry, Pierre P., House Fir Lodge Fire Station No. 18 Fire Station No. 23 Fire Station No. 25 First Methodist Episcopal Church First Methodist Protestant Church of Seattle Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant Fort Lawton Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist Freeway Park Fremont Bridge Fremont Building Frink Park Gaffney's Lake Wilderness Lodge Galland, Caroline Kline, House Gas Works Park Globe Building, Beebe Building and Hotel Cecil Graham, J. S., Store Grand Pacific Hotel Great Northern Depot Guiry and Schillestad Building Harvard-Belmont District Hawthorne Square Highland Apartments Hill, Samuel, House Hjertoos, Andrew and Bergette, Farm Hoge Building Hollywood Farm Holyoke Building Home of the Good Shepherd Hull Building Hyde, Samuel, House Immanuel Lutheran Church Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall No. 148 Interlake Public School Iron Pergola Issaquah Depot Issaquah Sportsmen's Club JOHN N. COBB (fisheries research vessel) Jovita Land Company Model Home-Corbett House Keewaydin Clubhouse King Street Station Kirk, Lilly, House Kirk, Peter, Building Kirkland Woman's Club Knights of Columbus Hall - Council No. 676 Kraus, Joseph, House Lake Washington Boulevard Lakeview School Leamington Hotel and Apartments Leary, Eliza Ferry, House Lester Depot Lewis, Hannah, House Liggett Building Loomis House Lyon Building M. V. VASHON Magnolia Public Library Maloney's General Store Marsh, Louis S., House Masonic Lodge Building Masonic Temple-Auburn Matzen, George and Irene, House McGrath Cafe and Hotel-The McGrath Medical Dental Building Merrill, R. D., House Messenger of Peace Chapel Car Millionaire’s Row Historic District Montlake Bridge Montlake Historic District Moore Theatre and Hotel Mount Baker Park and Boulevard Mount Baker Park Historic District Mount Baker Park Improvement Club Clubhouse Mount Baker Ridge Tunnel Mount Zion Baptist Church Mukai Cold Process Fruit Barrelling Plant MV WESTWARD (Wooden Motor Vessel) National Building Naval Air Station (NAS) Seattle Naval Military Hangar-University Shell House Naval Reserve Armory Neely, Aaron, Sr., Mansion Neighbor-Bennett House Nelson-Parker House New Richmond Hotel New Washington Hotel Nihon Go Gakko Nippon Kan Norman Bridge North Bend Ranger Station Northern Bank and Trust Building Northern Life Tower Nuclear Reactor Building Old Georgetown City Hall Old Public Safety Building Olson, Louis and Ellen, House Olson, Mary, Farm Olympic Hotel Pacific Coast Company House No. 75 Pagani, Luigi and Aurora, House Palmer, A.L., Building Panama Hotel Paramount Theatre Park Department, Division of Playgrounds Parsons, William, House Patton Bridge Phillips House Pickering Farm Pike Place Public Market Historic District Pioneer Building, Pergola, and Totem Pole Pioneer Hall Pioneer Square-Skid Road District Pioneer Square-Skid Road District (Boundary Increase) Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District (Boundary Increase) PIRATE (R-Class Sloop) Point Robinson Light Station Preston Community Clubhouse Queen Anne Club Queen Anne High School Queen Anne Post Office and Regional Headquarters Queen Anne Public School Rainier Club Ravenna Park Bridge Ravenna-Cowen North Historic District Raymond-Ogden Mansion Rector Hotel Redelsheimer-Ostrander House Redmond City Park RELIEF (lightship) Roanoke Park Historic District Ronald, Judge James T., House S.S. SAN MATEO Saint Edward Seminary Sanders, Erick Gustave, Mansion Schmitz Park Bridge SCHOONER MARTHA Sears, Joshua, Building Seattle Art Museum Seattle Chinatown Historic District Seattle Electric Company Georgetown Steam Plant Seattle Municipal Light and Power Plant Seattle Public Library Seattle Public Library Seattle Public Library Seattle Public Library Seattle Public Library Seattle Public Library Seattle Yacht Club-Main Station Seattle, Chief of the Suquamish, Statue Selleck Historic District Shafer Building Shawnee House Showboat Theatre Shuey, Henry Owen, House Si View Park Sigma Kappa Mu Chapter House Skinner Building Skykomish Historic Commercial District Snoqualmie Depot Snoqualmie Falls Snoqualmie Falls Cavity Generating Station Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Power Plant Historic District Snoqualmie School Campus Sorenson House Steen, Helmer and Selma, House Stevens Pass Historic District Stimson-Green House Storey, Ellsworth, Cottages Historic District Storey, Ellsworth, Residences Stuart House and Gardens Summit School Supply Laundry Building Temple de Hirsch Thompson, Will H., House Thorton, William Harper, House Times Building TOURIST II (auto ferry) Tracy House Triangle Hotel and Bar Trinity Parish Church Trommald Building Tukwila School Turner-Koepf House U.S. Courthouse U.S. Immigrant Station and Assay Office U.S. Marine Hospital Union Stables Union Station United Shopping Tower University Bridge University Heights School University of Washington Faculty Club US Immigration Building USCGC FIR Vashon Hardware Store Victorian Apartments Vincent School VIRGINIA V Volker, William, Building Volunteer Park Wagner Houseboat Wallingford Fire and Police Station Ward House Washington Athletic Club Washington Hall Washington Street Public Boat Landing Facility WAWONA (schooner) West Point Light Station White Center Fieldhouse and Caretaker Cottage Wilke Farmhouse Windham Apartments Winters, Frederick W., House Women's University Club of Seattle Woodinville School Woolworth, F.W., Company Store Wurdemann, Harry Vanderbilt, House Ye College Inn Yellowstone Road, The YWCA Building-Seattle ZODIAC (schooner)
The Seattle Space Needle, built for the 1962 World's Fair, was designed to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour and earthquakes of up to 9.0 magnitude.
King County, Washington, located in the Pacific Northwest, is rich in history dating back thousands of years. The region was originally inhabited by the Duwamish and other Native American tribes who relied on the abundant natural resources for their livelihood. In the late 18th century, European explorers, such as Captain George Vancouver, began to explore and map the area.

In the mid-19th century, European settlers arrived in the area, attracted by the vast timber resources and potential for agriculture. As more settlers arrived, the population grew, and the community of Seattle was established in 1851. The County was named after Vice President William R. King, who served under President Franklin Pierce.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the region experienced significant economic growth, largely due to the timber industry and the Klondike Gold Rush. Seattle became a major transportation hub, connecting the Pacific Northwest to the rest of the country through railroad and shipping routes. The city also saw the emergence of industries such as fishing, shipbuilding, and manufacturing.

In the mid-20th century, King County became a major center for technology and aerospace industries. Companies like Boeing and Microsoft found their roots in the region, leading to a population boom and economic prosperity. Today, King County is known for its vibrant city life in Seattle with its thriving arts and culture scene, renowned coffee culture, and a hub for technology and innovation. The county also offers an abundance of natural beauty with its mountains, lakes, and national parks, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of King County, Washington.

  • 1852 - King County is established as a county in the Washington Territory
  • 1853 - Seattle is founded as a town in King County
  • 1872 - The Great Seattle Fire destroys much of downtown Seattle
  • 1889 - The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 leads to the city's rapid rebuilding using brick and stone instead of wood
  • 1912 - The opening of the Lake Washington Ship Canal connects Lake Washington and Puget Sound
  • 1962 - Seattle hosts the Century 21 Exposition, also known as the Seattle World's Fair
  • 1970 - The Boeing Company becomes a major employer in King County
  • 1990 - King County surpasses the one million population mark
  • 2001 - The Nisqually earthquake causes damage in parts of King County
  • 2007 - The opening of the Link light rail system, the first in the county