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Treasures of the Digital Archives: President Barack Obama’s Childhood Home in Seattle

Parcel Number 685170-0095, King County Real Property Record Cards, 1937-1972, Real Property Record Cards.

Parcel Number 685170-0095, King County Real Property Record Cards, 1937-1972, Real Property Record Cards.

Few people know that the 44th President of the United States once lived in Seattle. Stanley Ann Obama lived with her infant son in a second-floor apartment in this Capitol Hill home while she took courses at the University of Washington during the 1961-1962 academic year. The house at 516 13th Avenue East has long since been razed to make way for an apartment building, but you can still view a photo of the building—and thousands of other King County properties—at the Washington State Digital Archives website. Click here to browse the King County Real Property Record Cards Collection, 1937-1972.