Monthly Archives: April 2013

On The Street…First Hill, Seattle, WA

Roman Catholic Archbiship's Residence

Roman Catholic Archbishop’s Residence

Built in 1902 for W.D.Hoflus, the head of a firm that supplied structural steel.  Purchased by the Catholic Church in 1920 for Bishop O’Dea after his home was lost to fire. Note the copper roof, terra-cotta porch and veranda, dormers and Juliet balcony. First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA, Italianate Gothic 1902

On The Street…Green Lake, Seattle, WA

Art Moderne

Art Moderne

This home has many of the details that are commonly used in the Art Moderne style. Note the flat roof, smooth stucco wall surfaces, glass block and wraparound windows. The bay window with the coping (the ledge at the roof line) segmented to match the windows, is a standout. Green Lake, Seattle, WA, USA, Art Moderne 1935

On The Street…Bellingham, WA

The Oldest Wooden Structure in WA

Information about the Pickett House

I’m amazed by the dignity and history of this structure. What I find impressive is that this is a structure that is not imposing in size. It is probably about 700 square foot. That’s significantly smaller than what is contemporarily considered a “starter” house. Note the pedimented upper windows. Bellingham,WA USA