AKA: University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Observatory, Jacobsen, Theodor, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Saunders, Charles Willard, Architect (firm); Charles Willard Saunders (architect)

Dates: constructed 1895

2 stories

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Seattle architect Charles Willard Saunders (1857-1935) designed the University of Washington (UW) Observatory contemporaneously with the first building on the new University of Washington Lake Washington Campus, Denny Hall (1894-1895); according to the UW Libraries' Special Collections page "No Finer Site: The University of Washington's Early Years On Union Bay," "Stone left over from the construction [of Denny Hall] was used to build the observatory." (See "No Finer Site: The University of Washington's Early Years On Union Bay,"Accessed 04/23/2012.

PCAD id: 5434