House History

July 30, 2021

Bert Lindgren's Old Time Dances

Queen Anne homes that were built nearly a century ago are full of architectural character, charm, and wonderful regional history. Thanks to local archives, we can piece together the story of the original owners of 1915 Dexter Ave N (it's for sale! click to see), the Lindgren family, who ...

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June 17, 2021

1512 - 1st Ave West House History

Bessie Phillips, Seattle Actress, Circa 1905Walking through the house and gardens at 1512 – 1st Avenue West, (listing here) one can only imagine what it must have been like in 1905 when this enchanting home was built. Who were the original owners? What brought them to Seattle? What did they do for work? Thanks ...

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Oct. 1, 2020

Prohibition, Bootleggers, and Rumrunners in Seattle

Vintage homes comprise a special type of charm. Classic architecture, fine craftsmanship, and rich history help us imagine a bygone era. What was daily life like? What ideas were valued by people of the time? And what was happening in this young city in 1922? Thanks to accurate records, we ...

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April 18, 2020

The Seattle Sign Painter

Queen Anne homes from a century ago are full of architectural charm, character, and a great deal of history. Walking through the Nils Nilsson Home today, one can clearly see the craftsman appeal it radiated as a new home in 1914 (update: sold). But who were the original owners? Where ...

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Aug. 17, 2019

315 Hayes Street

This gracious craftsman residence is just as charming today as it was nearly a century ago. It hasn’t been on the market in nearly 40 years, which is truly a testament to the commitment and love the current owners feel for their home. Built in 1922, it is filled with ...

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Aug. 9, 2019

1806 8th Ave West

Quintessentially Seattle, the Casey home is a glorious 1904 craftsman perched above one of Seattle’s most famous and desirable streets. Judy and Terry Casey purchased the historic home nearly 40 years ago and raised their family on this coveted part of Queen Anne. The Casey family enjoyed being a part ...

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Sept. 14, 2018

Queen Anne 1926 Residence History

The charming home at 2610 – 1st Avenue North was built in 1926 by W. M. Wagner, a boutique builder who is known to have built several other lovely homes on Queen Anne Hill. But the real stories rest on the shoulders of the people who lived in the ...

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Sept. 7, 2018

1924 - 11th West House History

Walking through this darling Tudor home at 1924 - 11th Avenue West, one can only imagine what it must have been like nearly 88 years ago when this beautiful home was built. Who purchased this home after completion? What did they do for a living? What brought them to Seattle ...

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Sept. 8, 2017

802 West Garfield

Vintage homes comprise a special type of charm. They evoke classic architecture, craftsmanship, and local history. We love to walk through older homes and imagine what it must have been like to live during a bygone era. What was daily life like? What ideas were valued by the people of ...

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