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King County government buildings: historical structures

The King County Archives holds original and reproduction drawings of many former and existing county structures. Degree of detail may vary (full architectural or structural drawings, elevations, sections and detail drawings; or just simple site plans or outline sketches). Some structures represented in these collections are:

Building plans are also present among the historical maps and plans in the Road Services Division's Map Vault collection. Scanned images include:

  • Boeing Field structures
  • Bridges
  • County maintenance shops and other facilities
  • Health and social services facilities at Georgetown, south Seattle (indigent shelter, tuberculosis hospital, crematorium)
  • Hospitals
  • Juvenile detention facilities
  • Park and recreational structures
  • Sand and gravel bunkers
  • Schools
  • Wharves, docks, and ferry passenger waiting rooms and shelters

The King County Archives holds the original full-size drawings in its collections. Please contact the Archives if you are interested in seeing hard-copy original drawings.

King County's former Building and Land Development (BALD) Division maintained a collection of building plans (PDF, 80KB) which is now held at Puget Sound [state] Regional Archives in Bellevue.

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 am-4 pm

Please note the Archives is closed Wednesdays.