Capitol Hill Historical Society | Pantages House, a home built for the Hill’s Alexander the Great

(Pantages House Image:Rob Ketcherside)

In 2004 the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board voted to make the Pantages House a Seattle landmark. They had three reasons: its association with Alexander Pantages, its architectural style, and its prominent siting at the corner of Denny and Harvard.

The house was built in 1906 for Alexander Pantages by architects Knapp & West at the southeast corner of Denny Way and Harvard Avenue. It’s a block from Dick’s and Capitol Hill Station.

Construction date: If you look around you’ll find that everyone but us says it was built in 1907. That’s the date given in the city’s report on landmark designation. Possibly that came from the 1936 King County Assessor property card, which is not to be trusted for early dates. Continue reading

Fall Restoration Day

Fall Restoration Day 2014 Draft 2

Come for part or all, rain or shine, to continue our restoration efforts. We will be working on the beds behind the dahlia garden near the Conservatory. We will be weeding, edging and mulching, among other tasks. Gloves and tools will be provided, or bring your own. All ages and abilities welcome. The Trust will provide donuts and coffee.

This gathering is a wonderful way to meet neighbors, help our lovely park and learn more about Volunteer Park Trust.