The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board voted 9-0 last week to deny the designation of a more than 100-year-old E Madison Victorian built by Capt. William Renton as an official city landmark.
CHS wrote earlier about the “Renton House” now used as offices that has stood on E Madison since the 1890s. The board had decided previously to advance the property into the designation process when the first session in August left questions unanswered about the history and potential architectural value of the old house.
The nomination process was part of the standard permitting procedure around potentially historical properties. The decision clears the way for the Mad Flats project that will demolish the house and create 55 “efficiency dwelling units” in its place.