AKA: University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Parrington, Vernon Lewis, Hall, Seattle, WA

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

Designers: Cardwell/Thomas and Associates, Architects (firm); Josenhans and Allan, Architects (firm); Richard Cardwell (architect); Timotheus Anton Christof Josenhans (architect); Thomas (architect)

Dates: constructed 1901-1902

4 stories

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University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

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Located on the University of Washington campus;

Building Notes

Vernon Lewis Parrington (1871-1929) was a member of the University of Washington's English Department and a renowned literary critic who produced the landmark work, "Main Currents in American Thought."

Between 1900 and 1910, natural speciments owned by the Washington State Museum (authorized by the legislature in 1899), were stored and displayed in UW's Science Hall.


Originally, the red bricks were painted over, but it was recently cleaned to reveal the original color; The building was renovated in 1989; Cardwell/Thomas and Associates Architects supervised this renovation.

PCAD id: 8726