Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

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

Dates: constructed 1904-1905

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Pine Street and 9th Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101

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Building History

Architect and architectural historian Larry Johnson completed a Seattle Landmarks Nomination Report for Henderson Ryan's Ballard Carnegie Library (2011) in which he said of the Swedish Baptist Church: "Ryan designed the Swedish Baptist Church [1904-1905, destroyed], located in Seattle’s Cascade District. This building was located at the northwestern corner of Pine Street and 9th Avenue in Seattle, and had its entrance facing Pine Street, with a central gable roof flanked by corner towers, the corner tower breaking an otherwise symmetrical composition by having a higher bell loft and tall pyramidal roof. Stylistically the building is Romanesque, with a stone base surmounted by red brick masonry. The central entry doorway featured three round arches supported on square stone columns, with a tripartite arched window arrangement above a central circular rose window with stone facing on the gable end." (See the Johnson Partnership, "Ballard Carnegie Free Public Library: Landmark Nomination Report, November 2011," Accessed 02/25/2013.)

An earlier Swedish Baptist Church stood at the corner of the 8th Avenue and Bell Street in 1896. (See "In the Churches,"Seattle Times, 08/08/1896, p.3.)


PCAD id: 8613