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Seattle Landmarks: Ellsworth Storey Cottages (1910-1915) Essay 3229 : Printer-Friendly Format

Address: 1706 - 1816 Lake Washington Boulevard S, Seattle. Ellsworth Prime Storey (1879-1960) was an accomplished Seattle architect when he built 12 cottages in Colman Park as rental property. The innovative, low-cost cottages were small-scale examples of the Western Stick style of architecture. They were concentrated in a wooded area.

In 1959, the American Institute of Architects complimented the houses for their "fine scale," "excellent proportion," "simple direct use of local materials," and "skillful site planning" (Seattle Department of Neighborhoods).

In 1979, the Seattle City Council designated the surviving 11 cottages a Seattle Landmark because they represented examples of Storey's work. They are also on the National Register of Historic Places.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Landmarks Preservation Board, 700 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Seattle, Washington; Lawrence Kreisman, Made to Last: Historic Preservation in Seattle and King County, (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999), 64-65.

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Cottages (Ellsworth Storey, 1915), Lake Washington Boulevard S, Seattle, 2001
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