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Ankeny/Gowey House

912 2nd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119, United States
Date Built:
Original Architect /
Original Owners:
Rollin V. Ankeny, Jr. and Eleaonor Ankeny
The Ankeny-Gowey House is an excellent example of the Shingle style variant of the Queen Anne style.

Historic Seattle’s Role:

Historic Seattle purchased the house in 1980 after being approached by the Gowey family, residents of the house since 1933. After major exterior restoration, the house was sold to a private party who extensively renovated the interior.

Current and Future Uses:

The house continues to be a single family residence in a neighborhood that has been experiencing growing development pressure from large, multifamily projects. Covenants included in the sale of the house (Historic Seattle holds a preservation easement on the exterior), Seattle Landmark designation, and good stewardship by property owners continue to protect the Ankeny/Gowey House and site.

Ongoing Stewardship and Easements