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Kittitas County
Historic Preservation

Historic preservation encourages the protection of historic and archaeological resources that are associated with important past events, themes, and people; that are representative of periods and types of architecture; possess high artistic value; or that are likely to yield valuable information about the past.

As an organization that preserves and interprets the history of Kittitas County, its people, places, and events, we encourage, help, and support those doing identification, evaluation, physical preservation, and interpretation of historically and culturally significant sites throughout Kittitas County for local, state, or national register listings.

If you are interested in preserving your property, please use the following links to learn more about how you can put your property on the local, state, or national register(s) of historic places.

Local Registers

Cle Elum Landmarks Register:

Ellensburg Landmarks Register:

State Registers

National Register

National Register of Historic Places:

Preservation Offices and Resources

City of Cle Elum Historic Preservation Commission:

City of Ellensburg Department of Community Development Services:

City of Ellensburg Landmarks and Design Commission:

City of Roslyn Planning and Historical Preservation Commission:

National Park Service Historic Preservation:

National Park Service Gallery:

Secretary of the Interior Historic Preservation Standards:

Washington St. Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation:

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation: