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 be within and potentially contributing to a potential National Register of Historic Places historic district.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This Contemporary style rectory, a residence for one or more priests, is in the Uptown neighborhood. It replaced a former gymnasium here. The original drawings are on file with the City Department of Construction and Inspections.
Architect John W. Maloney designed the building for the Redemptorist Fathers; design drawings were prepared in December of 1958. Ralph O. Lund is listed as the project architect; he became a partner in Maloney, Herrington, Freesz & Lund in 1963.
The building retains excellent integrity and is an important part of the larger Sacred Heart campus, which includes the school, church, and former convent.
John W. Maloney (1896–1978) was born in Sacramento and moved to the Puget Sound by the early 1900s and attended the University of Washington and Stanford University. He established his practice in Yakima in 1922 where he designed the 11-story Art Deco A. E. Larson Building (1931). In 1943 Maloney opened an office in Seattle. His career included designing a wide range of commercial buildings as well as academic buildings for university campuses across the state. Maloney also designed numerous buildings for the Catholic Church, including St. Benedict Catholic Church in Wallingford (ca. 1958), Holy Family Church in West Seattle (ca. 1956), St. Anne Church and Rectory on Queen Anne Hill (1960), and St. Thomas Seminary in Kenmore (1958). This work all occurred within a similar timeframe as his work at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church campus in Uptown. In 1963, Maloney began to take on partners as he looked ahead to retirement in 1970. The firm name changed to Maloney, Herrington, Freesz & Lund.
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. “John W. Maloney.” Accessed July 19, 2018. https://dahp.wa.gov/historic-preservation/research-and-technical-preservation-guidance/architect-biographies/bio-for-john-w-maloney.