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 Listed, Seattle Apartment Buildings, 1900–1957, for a low-rise apartment block.
This Tudor Revival style multiple-family building is in the Uptown neighborhood; it was known historically as the Wedgewood Court Apartments and currently as the Inn at Queen Anne.
The permits to erect the north and south portions of the building were issued in 1930, permits 292014 and 290224. Architect George M. Rasque of Spokane designed the building. The original drawings are on file with the City Department of Construction and Inspections and dated September 17, 1929. The Polk directories listed the building as the Wedgewood Court Apartments from 1931 through 1975. The Wedgewood Company owned the building through the 1940s. Joe E. Wickstrom owned the building by 1945, followed by Jorals Incorporated by 1961. In 1962 the building converted to hotel use. Hilda F. Kane owned the building by 1965. By 1972 the Wedgewood Inn owned the building.
Born in 1891 in Boscobel, Wisconsin, Rasque spent two years at the Bradley Polytechnic Institute in Peoria Illinois before moving to Spokane in 1922. He worked as a draftsman for the National Builders Bureau and then as a detailer for the Spokane Sash and Door Company before working as a draftsman for architect G. A. Pehrson (1924–1925). Rasque gained his state architectural license in 1924 and went on to establish his own firm; over the course of his career he designed over 60 school buildings in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. This multi-family building stands out as a notable example of his commercial work during his early career. Rasque passed away in 1977.
The building retains moderate integrity and is a good example of a Tudor Revival style multiple-family building in the neighborhood.
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, ed., Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Guide to the Architects (Seattle, University of Washington Press: 2014), 2nd edition.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938–1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890–1996.
Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Places. Architect Biographies. “George M. Rasque.” Accessed July 19, 2018. https://dahp.wa.gov/historic-preservation/research-and-technical-preservation-guidance/architect-biographies/bio-for-george-m-rasque