The Loveless Building Seattle

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The Loveless Building – A piece of England

If you find yourself walking on the northwest end of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, perhaps on your way to Volunteer Park, you might pass a handsome two-story building known to the locals as The Loveless Building on the corner of E Roy Street and Broadway East that will briefly make you think you might accidentally have been transported to an English Cotswold Village. The building’s name has nothing to do with any obscure curse looming over the building or its inhabitants, but is the name of its architect Arthur Loveless, who built it in 1931. Originally known as the Studio Building, it was envisioned by Loveless as a place for Seattle artists to live and work. Notable artists who rented the building include the photographers Ella E. McBride and Myra Albert Wiggins, as well as Loveless himself.
 
Described as a little bit of England in Seattle, the building centers on a private courtyard surrounded by nine little studios since turned into 1-bedroom apartments as well as sales spaces now occupied by little whimsical shops like the Kobo Shop and Gallery that sells art, home goods and clothing from Japanese and local artisans, as well as a coffee shop and a couple of higher end menswear stores.
 
Be sure to peak through the beautiful cast iron gates into the quiet little courtyard, and let yourself briefly dream of being an artist who just won the lottery by being allowed to live and work in such a beautiful place.

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Address

711 Broadway East , Seattle

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

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