Surveys and Tours

Edmonds Historic Sites Walking Tour (333KB ) - a walking tour of historic sites in downtown Edmonds.

Preservation Guide (151KB ) - a guide to historic preservation in Edmonds, with information on Edmonds' "living history", the historic register, and photographs of Edmonds' historic legacy.

Find other enjoyable Edmonds walking tours here.


2004 Survey of Historic Places - An initial survey of historic sites in the downtown area was completed in 2004-2005 by BOLA Architects; the survey identified sites that have historical value and are potentially eligible for listing in the Edmonds Register of Historic Places. A copy of the survey can be downloaded here (3 MB ). Also available are a map (234 KB ) and simple list of the sites surveyed. The survey included 83 sites.

2011 Reconnaissance Survey of Historic Places - This survey by the Johnson Partnership expanded on the earlier 2004 survey by adding more downtown sites and expanding the surveyed area to other parts of the city. A total of 122 sites were included in the survey. A copy of the survey report can be downloaded here (6.2MB ), along with a map (373 KB ) of the sites surveyed.

2015 Reconnaissance Survey of Historic Places - This update provided additional reconnaisance as well as more intensive-level survey details and information on mid-century architecture. The survey report is available here(1 MB ), along with a map (193 KB ). A presentation by the consultant (SHKS Architects) is also viewable here(4.5MB ).

Register of Historic Places - The Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission maintains the Edmonds Register of Historic Places, listing sites that have been formally "designated" as historic places in Edmonds. There are a number of potential benefits available to properties listed on the Edmonds Register of Historic Places. Check here for a summary of these benefits, and how you can get your property listed on the Edmonds Register.

HPC Information

Historic Preservation Commission

Contact Information:

Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission
c/o Edmonds Planning Division
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds WA 98020

Hours: M,T,Th,F: 8am to 4:30pm; W: 8am to Noon - Phone Switchboard open from Noon to 4:30 p.m.

e-mail:
Planning@edmondswa.gov

Meeting Information:

The commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Fourtner Room, 3rd floor of City Hall, 121 5th Ave N. (Meetings are subject to change.)

Meeting agendas

Meeting minutes

Commissioners:

  • Laura Johnson (Chair)
  • Katie Kelly (Vice Chair) (Historical Society)
  • Tim Raetzloff
  • Chris Deiner-Karr
  • Emily Scott
  • Larry Vogel
  • Stephen Waite
  • David Preston
  • Kristiana Johnson (Council)

City Staff:

  • Rob Chave
  • Michelle Martin

HPC News

The latest issue of "The Preservationist" has been published and is available here.


There will be a new Historic Edmonds Calendar for 2019, available for pick-up beginning January 14, 2019. Once again, it will be FREE. If you are interested in reserving one or more copies of the calendar, please email us. The calendar will be available at City Hall, the Anderson Center, and the Edmonds Historical Museum.