One of my favorite houses in all of Seattle: a very old house in the historic First Hill District, most structures its age are long gone by now. This one was built in 1888, and both the architectural style and coloring are absolutely incredible. There is more information about this exquisite home here: http://www.vintageseattle.org/2007/11/05/for-sale-historic-first-hill-painted-lady/
The Painted Lady
Taken June 2011
The beautiful facade of Seattle’s Queen Anne High School building, which has been converted into amazing view apartments. The interior has been stripped and replaced since its teaching days, but the exterior is wonderfully maintained and remains a historic boon to the whole neighborhood, visible on top of the hill from many parts of the city.
It would have been amazing to actually attend classes there however, back in the day that must have been great!
Taken July 2011
King Street Train Station and another building, Pioneer Square Seattle
A few days of heavy rain and all around bad weather have kept me from taking too many pictures recently, so here’s another oldie of some gorgeous buildings from the historic district.
Taken August 2009
Talking Book and Braille Library in the Denny Regrade area near downtown, displays a simple facade, but the pastel color choices and roundness make it unmistakably deco. I still haven’t been inside, but here’s a look at the street view.
Take a peek!
Photos taken December 2011
Washington Athletic Club in downtown, dates back to 1930. Stunning deco detailing from the eagles to the arched brick and terra cotta columns.
More info about it here: https://www.wac.net/about-the-wac/history
Photo taken December 2009
Two little shots from my walk around yesterday; the doorway to the “new” Seattle Times building, and an old zephyr I saw in a repair lot on my way to the bus stop. Representatives of another era. I especially like the articulations around the windows and lantern- very cool. Celebrate history
The old Troy Laundry building, on 307 Fairview Avenue North in South Lake Union. It was once the largest laundry building in the entire Northwest United States, but now sits empty and in a very sad state, but thankfully the city designated it a local landmark in 1996, preventing its demolition. I walked by it today and decided to catalog the facade and detailing, so here it is. You can read more about the building here: http://www.historylink.org/cybertour/pdf/luwalkingtour.pdf It is featured #12 on the walking tour list.
Photos taken December 29, 2011