Content for this form was updated in 2018 as part of the Uptown Historic Resources Survey.
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 appears to meet the registration requirements established in the National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Listing, Seattle Apartment Buildings, 1900–1957, for a low-rise apartment block.
This Beaux Arts influenced multi-family building is in the Uptown neighborhood and is known as the Avalon Apartments.
An advertisement in December 1907 The Seattle Daily Times (published as the Seattle Sunday Times) announced the recent completion of the apartment building and promoted it as “the most elegantly furnished housekeeping apartments in the West. Modern and perfect in every detail. Beautiful marine view. Roof garden and banquet hall.” The building had a total of thirty apartment units, with ten on each floor and was just a couple blocks from street car lines.
The Grote-Rankin store provided all of the furnishings for the building, which included interior trim (weathered oak, golden oak, and mahogany), as well as everything from carpeting, silverware, plates, glassware and linens needed to walk in “with your groceries and in ten to fifteen minutes have a meal well under way.” Mrs. E. D. Painter of Los Angeles managed the apartment building. Grote-Ranking also provided complete housefurnishing for the Buena Vista Apartments (built 1907, Boylston Avenue and East Olive Street).
The building retains moderate integrity and is a good representative of an early 1900s apartment building.
‘The Grote-Rankin Co. Scores Another Triumph in Complete Housefurnishing.’ Seattle Daily Times, November 03, 1907: 15.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890–1996.
Seattle Daily Times, December 29, 1907: 36.
Seattle Daily Times, January 26, 1908: 37.