AKA: City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Boren, Louisa, Park, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: landscapes - parks - urban parks

Designers: Haag, Richard, Associates, Incorporated, Site Planners, Landscape Architects (firm); Steinbrueck, Victor, Architect (firm); Richard Haag (landscape architect); Victor Eugene Steinbrueck (architect)

Dates: constructed 1975

1606 15th Avenue East
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112

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Overview

Architect Victor Steinbrueck (1911-1985) collaborated with the landscape architect Richard Haag (b. 1923) on three parks in Seattle during the 1970s and 1980s, Viewpoint (later renamed Louisa Boren) Park being the earliest. The others included Betty Bowen Viewpoint Park in the Marshall Park neighborhood (1977), and Market Park (1981-1982, renamed "Victor Steinbrueck Park.") Both Steinbrueck and Haag were leading figures in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, respectively, at the University of Washington during the 1960s-1980s. (See Thomas Veith, "46. Victor Steinbrueck," in Shaping Seattle Architecture, second edition, [Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014], p. 306.)

PCAD id: 5091