AKA: Seattle General Hospital and School for Nurses, First Hill, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - hospitals

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

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909 5th Avenue
Downtown, Seattle , WA 98104

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Seattle General Hospital was a rectangular, 5-story, masonry building set on a very hilly site. Sloping east down to the west, the eastern facade had three stories on its front facade, and five on its rear western facade at the foot of the hill. Walls of the top three stories were composed of masonry, and contrasted with those of the bottom two stories which had rusticated walls. All double-hung windows of the exterior were paired, save for the single lights on the front facade's central three-floor portion. A Romanesque arch trimmed the main entryway, highlighting it. An entablature was located near the top of the hospital's parapeted roofline. A stepped element rose in the center of the parapet, underscoring the building's central entryway. Its exterior was illustrated in an advertisement in the 1905 Seattle City Directory.


PCAD id: 10038