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 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 Modern style multiple family building known as Sheryl Court is in the Uptown neighborhood.
Building permit 434382 was issued in 1955 for construction of the apartment building. Construction costs were estimated at $33,000. Architect Harry Edwin Nordquist Jr. designed the building for Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Larson. The original drawings are on file at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. The drawings are dated December 15, 1954. Rooms were specified to include mahogany trim and oak floors. Nordquist’s office was located at 4312 86th Avenue SE on Mercer Island. The building was listed in the Polk directories from 1959 through 1975.
Harry Edwin Nordquist Jr. (1910–1993) received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington in 1933. Nordquist established his firm in 1936. The majority of his early works were residential buildings, which transitioned to designs for larger housing developments following World War II. Nordquist designed multiple apartment buildings during the 1950s and 1960s, including the Parkside Apartments (1954) and apartments at 6011 California Avenue SW (1959).
The building retains excellent integrity and is a good example of a Modern style multiple family building in the neighborhood.
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement, Western WA. Architect Biographies, “Norquist, Harry E. Jr.” (Accessed July 19, 2018). http://docomomo-wewa.org/architects_detail.php?id=155
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.