Daughters of American Revolution House Seattle

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Daughters of American Revolution House – Fine relic

A stroll through the elegant neighborhood of north Capitol Hill in Seattle will occasionally lead you to unexpected discoveries, like when you find yourself passing the big white mansion of the Daughters of the American Revolution House and wonder what that might be, stopping to read the inscription on the plaque in front of the building.
 
Located on the northwest slope of Capitol Hill in the historic Harvard-Belmont Landmark District (see my article on the Loveless Building), the Rainier Chapter house (its official name) was designed by Daniel Riggs Huntington, a well-respected Seattle architect, and built in 1925 as a replica of George Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon home. Employed as the City of Seattle architect from 1912 until 1921, Huntington also designed the Fremont library branch, the Lake Union Steam Plant, several fire stations and the Washington Street Boat Landing.
 
The Chapter House was built as a meeting place for the members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States’ efforts towards independence. Although not generally open to the public (but it can be booked for events like weddings and auctions, etc.), it is worth strolling by to admire on your way to the Loveless Building and Millionaire’s Row along 14th Ave E before heading to Volunteer Park.

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Details about this spot

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Address

East Roy Street 800, Seattle

Opening Times

Not open to the public

Price

Free

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)