Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses; built works - dwellings - housing - housing for the elderly

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

6 stories

404 East Howell Street
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122-6947

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In 1951, this six-story, reinforced concrete building was called a "place of refuge" for indigent elderly in King County. It contained 73 rooms with bathrooms, and also contained a communal kitchen, dining room and lobby. The Norse Home of Seattle considered using this building at this time. but did not want to have to evict residents who could not pay or did not meet the Norwegian-American group's minimum health requirements. They passed on utilizing the facility and elected to build a new one at 5311 Phinney Avenue North in the city's Phinney Ridge Neighborhood. (See Junius Rochester, Tradition of Caring, [Seattle: Tommie Press, 2012], p. 93-94.)

PCAD id: 18248