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Queen Anne High School

215 Galer Street, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Date Built:
1909, additions in 1929 and 1955
Original Architect /
James Stephen, City of Seattle Official School Architect
Original Owners:
Seattle School District
Constructed of concrete, unreinforced masonry, heavy timber, wood frame, and terra cotta, the school reflects English Renaissance palace design.

Historic Seattle’s Role:

The stately English Renaissance Revival Queen Anne High School was built in 1909, with additions in 1929 and 1955. Declining enrollments forced this high school to close in 1981. Restoration and adaptive reuse of the property were goals of Historic Seattle. The building was converted in 1985 into 139 apartment units with Lorig Associates as developer and Historic Seattle providing packaging and financial assistance. The building is a designated Seattle Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Current and Future Uses:

This project is an example of adaptive reuse of a historic structure providing a livable, high density community near the city’s center.In 2006, the apartments were converted to condos.


Photo: Jennifer Tucker

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