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Summary for 232 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 198520-0065 / Inv #

Historic Name: Sacred Heart Convent Common Name: Sacred Heart Shelter
Style: Italian - Italian Renaissance Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1929
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This former convent is one of the four buildings of Sacred Heart Parish that occupy an entire block just outside the western edge of Seattle Center. Sacred Heart Parish is one of Seattleā€™s oldest, having been founded in 1889, when Father E. Demanez built a church at Sixth and Bell. The Redemptorist Fathers took over the project shortly afterward, and run the parish to this day. By 1891 they had built a church, convent and school; the church, the second Catholic church in the city, burned in 1899 and was rebuilt. In 1928 the parish faced destruction due to the Denny Regrade, and moved to this site. The church here, building a new church, school (1927) and convent (1929). The church was replaced in 1962, and a new rectory was built at about the same time. The convent closed in 1973, and is currently used as a shelter for homeless families.
This convent building has reddish-brown and tan brick cladding with terra cotta trim and red clay tile roofing. The roof has wide eaves and Italianate brackets. The entry is on the west side, up a tall stairway. The portico has two round terra cotta columns inside square brick columns. The portico has a flat roof with a turned terra cotta balustrade with a simple frieze below. A terra cotta belt course runs below the second floor windows. Windows have terra cotta sills and newer dark aluminum sash, replacing the original six-over-six sash.

Detail for 232 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 198520-0065 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Religion - Residence Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Religion
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Reinartz, Kay F. Queen Anne: Community on the Hill. Seattle: Queen Anne Historical Society, 1993.

Photo collection for 232 Warren AVE / Parcel ID 198520-0065 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 30, 2004
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