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Phillips House

711 E Union St, Seattle, WA, 98101 United States
Date Built:
Original Architect /
John Hester, builder
Original Owners:
William B. Phillips
This wood frame "double dwelling" is composed in a neo-classical manner. Its two story height is capped by a deeply recessed classic pediment. A rounded bay window - an important element in maximizing daylight - rises two stories, ending under the cornice.

Historic Seattle’s Role:

This unusual double house was constructed in 1902 as a personal residence for businessman William B. Phillips and his parents. A local craftsman, John M. Hester, built the house using regional materials. Purchased by Historic Seattle in 1992, a complete renovation created 11 units of affordable housing in 1993. The property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Current and Future Uses:

Historic Seattle maintains ownership of the Phillips House which continues to provide affordable rental units.

This property is managed by United Marketing Inc.  Please contact United Marketing Inc. at (425) 562-1200 or for more information regarding this property.


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