Most of us are not the original owners of the house we live in. It is only natural to wonder what our abode might have looked like in past years before the addition, how long that tree in the front yard has been there, when the garage was added, what was the original siding like, etc. Often, prior owners have moved on, or passed away without leaving us valuable clues to the history of the house.
It turns out that there are some public resources available to satiate our curiosity. This article points to one of those resources: King County Records. In a later article, I will detail information available from Puget Sound Regional Archives.