Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Ryan, Henderson, Architect (firm); Henderson Ryan (architect/building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1906-1907

3 stories

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317 Harvard Avenue East
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102-5420

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Seattle architect Henderson Ryan (1856-1927) designed the Roycroft Apartments for Edward B. Roy, a lumberman and Vice-President of the Roy and Roy Mill Company, who also invested his money in real estate. Ryan designed a hybrid building, one that retained vestiges of the Richardsonian Romanesque, seen in the high foundations, rusticated arch over the front door and corner turrets, but also displayed details of the currently popular Mission Revival--decorative wrought iron, Spanish tile roofs and scalloped parapets. The front facade was bilaterally symmetrical, shaped around a central light well.

This apartment block 's name bore the owner's surname and also may have referred to Elbert Hubbard's popular Arts and Crafts production company in East Aurora, NY.

PCAD id: 8612