Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Knapp and West, Architects (firm); Jacob A. Knapp (architect); Thomas Latchford West Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1907

2 stories

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803 East Denny Way
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122-2228

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The Seatte Times stated of this new residence for the impressario Alexander Pantages in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood: "Knapp & West designed this house for Alexander Pantages (1875-1936) at the southeast corner of Harvard Avenue and Denny Way, to cost $6,000. It will contain seven rooms, be heated by hot water, fitted throughout with plate glass, and be generally attractive and up to date in its appointments." (See "Home for Alexander Pantages," Seattle Times, 01/14/1906, p. 37.)

Building Notes

The Pantages House #1, located at Denny Way and Harvard Avenue in Seattle's Capitol Hill Neighborhood, was made a City of Seattle Landmark in 2004. It had its controls and incentives worked out at a meeting of the Seattle Landmarks Board on 10/15/2008.


A five-story affordable housing apartment building was erected behind the Pantages House #1 in 2004-2005. The City of Seattle described this new development: "Seattle’s Pantages Apartments combines a rehabilitated, 2-story 1907 residence, a City of Seattle landmark, with a newly constructed, 5-story new apartment building. It provides 49 units of affordable housing, including three studios, 26 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, and 5 three-bedroom apartments. The apartments are reserved for households earning 30 percent to 50 percent of area median income." (See City of Seattle, "Green Home Case Study: Pantages Apartments," accessed 07/16/2017.) SMR Architects served as the architect of the new tower, working with Thomas V. Rengstorf Associates, landscape architects, HV Engineering Incorporated, mechanical engineers, SvR Design Company, civil engineers, Active Engineering, electrical engineer, and Walsh Construction, general contractor.

Seattle Historic Landmark (2008): ID n/a

PCAD id: 13003