- 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.