Rollin Ankeny House – 101 Prospect St

February, 2003

The original address was ascertained from Seattle Public Utilities side sewer card which listed an installation at 105 Prospect in 1920. The contractor for the installation was W. B. Mullin. The owner was R. V. Ankeny. In 1930, when the side sewer was repaired by contractor M. Patricelli, the owner was still listed as R. Ankeny. …Continue reading “Rollin Ankeny House – 101 Prospect St”

Queen Anne Park: The Story of a Neighborhood

Queen Anne Park Streets
Queen Anne Park Streets

Queen Anne Park is a relatively unknown neighborhood located above Seattle Pacific University at the northwest end of Queen Anne Hill. Queen Anne Park’s curving streets, fantastic views and generally modest-sized 1920’s homes tell an exciting story of real estate development as the Roaring Twenties drew to a close and just before the Great Depression. While not a park in the usual sense of the word, it is park-like in its beauty with winding streets and numerous charming Tudor, Spanish and Colonial revival homes. For years, it has been enshrouded by an aura of mystery and rumor. The Queen Anne Park Addition to the City of Seattle dates to 1926, and is bordered by West Bertona, West Barrett, Seventh Avenue West, and Eleventh Avenue West. Only homes located inside the boundary formed by those streets are considered to be in Queen Anne Park. …Continue reading “Queen Anne Park: The Story of a Neighborhood”

Children’s Home & Cottage – 2142 10th Ave W

Children's Home, 1905
Children’s Home, 1905

The Seattle Children’s Home site on 10th Ave West has been sold and is slated for massive redevelopment with 61 townhouses to occupy the largest undeveloped bit of real estaste on Queen Anne. Lobbying by preservationists may have saved the one historic building on the plot, a building that tells an important story about orphaned and troubled youth has been saved.

McGraw Cottage is the 1905 Colonial Revival style building of the Seattle Children’s Home at the southwest corner of W. McGraw and 10th Ave. W. Although some neighbors rallied around the idea of designating the entire 2.5 acre site and its lush vegetation a city landmark, McGraw Cottage is the only building that survives to document how Seattle has cared for children in need for well over 100 years and the history of women in modern society.

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