UPDATE: The make-up date for this previously postponed tour has been set for July 16, 2016. It remains sold out. Those previously registered will receive an email with day-of-tour details about two weeks prior to the tour date.
Complimentary parking at the yacht club.
The Montlake Park neighborhood was meant to be an oasis away from the city, but it has faced constant change since it first began in 1909. Sitting at a natural crossroads, it is even more enveloped by change today. Despite this, it has managed to retain much of its original character. It provides an excellent opportunity to study diverse examples of Colonial Revival, Craftsman, English Tudor, French Eclectic and Modernist homes and to gain an understanding of changing tastes and priorities in Seattle neighborhoods. The tour starts at the Seattle Yacht Club designed by John Graham, Sr., whose firm also designed the Fisheries Building nearby. Tourgoers will take in the beauty of Carl Gould’s Montlake Bridge (1925), designed to tie it gracefully to the Collegiate Gothic campus he and Charles Bebb had responsibility for planning. Join Mimi Sheridan, a respected community planner, historian, and guide of our 2015 Madrona tour, as she shares this charming neighborhood with us.
Photo of Seattle Yacht Club by Larry Kreisman