This odd-shaped intersection separating Queen Anne’s Uptown from Belltown is uniquely historic. It doesn’t add much to local history that the line demarcating Queen Anne as studied by the Queen Anne Historical Society runs along the middle of Denny Way. As you might suspect though, our line of demarcation is not a random choice. In fact, it separates William Bell’s 1853 land claim from David Denny’s and provides a neat reminder of the day in February 1853 when David’s older brother Arthur and his brother-in-law Carson Boren jockeyed with Doc Maynard for the site of Seattle’s downtown and argued about how to lay out the city. …Continue reading “Almost Nothing Left at First & Denny!”
Bridges, Boulevards, Streetcars & Views
- Ballard Bridge – Spans Lake Washington Ship Canal
- Counterbalance – Queen Anne Avenue
- Fremont Bridge – Spans Lake Washington Ship Canal
- George Washington Memorial Bridge (Aurora Bridge) – Spans Lake Washington Ship Canal
- Interurban Shelter – Westlake Ave. N. and Dexter Ave N.
- Queen Anne Boulevard – Queen Anne Hill
- Queen Anne Drive Bridge – Spans Ravine of Second Ave. N.
- Queen Anne Park – The Story of a Neighborhood
- Willcox Walls – Seventh Ave. W. and Eighth Ave. W.
- Historic Views – street views and panoramas on Queen Anne.
Businesses & Public Buildings
- Bank of America Building – 566 Denny Way
- Children’s Orthopedic Hospital – 100 Crockett St.
- Denny Log Cabin Real Estate Office – Queen Anne Avenue and Republican St.
- Queen Anne Club – 1530 W. Queen Anne Avenue
- Queen Anne Public Library – 400 W. Garfield Anne Street
- Queen Anne Masonic Lodge No. 242 – 1608 4th Ave. W.
- Queen Anne Water Towers – 110 Lee St.
- Seattle Children’s Home – 2142 10th Ave. W.
- Seattle Fire Station No. 24 – 5th Ave. W. and W. Galer St.
- Van de Kamp Bakery – 550 Queen Anne Ave. N., and 2127 Queen Anne Ave. N.
- Historic Businesses – Additional historic businesses
Living in Seattle is exciting because we can be both preservationists and modernists. In Queen Anne we have idyllic Revival and Craftsman homes that sit pretty next to the Modern homes. It works well for our city and our future, but all this being said, things can get a little confusing and only time can be the true judge of good design.
Robert Reichert House/Studio
You can imagine in 1954, when the Reichert house/studio was completed, the sheer disorientation the neighbors experienced. Robert Reichert claimed that the design for his home at 2500 3rd Ave West was primitive, natural, and symbolic. It revealed a love for traditionalism and history. He also claimed that his home complimented the scale of the neighborhood and landscape, and that the design intention was to create a religious atmosphere. …Continue reading “Modern Queen Anne”