Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

2nd Avenue and Columbia Street
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104

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Building History

Maine-born real estate broker Martin Van Buren Stacy (1837-1901) and his Irish-American wife Elizabeth A. Briggs Stacy (1824-1904) married c. 1870, and for about 13 years lived in a dwelling located near the northeast corner of 2nd Avenue and Columbia Street in Seattle. The Seattle City Directory, 1885, (p. 150), and 1887 (p. 338) indicated that Martin and Elizabeth still remained in this house. Maritn owned the Washington Fur Company in 1885.

According to Elizabeth's obituary published in the Seattle Times on 09/28/1904 (p. 5), they lived here until the mid-1880s, when they erected a notable mansion on the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and Marion Street, one of the most opulent houses of pre-fire Seattle. The couple resided at 3rd and Marion for a short time, before building another house at 1004 Boren Street on First Hill.

PCAD id: 18960