Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Schack and Huntington, Architects (firm); James Hansen Schack Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908-1909

1107 21st Avenue East
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

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Parcel #1338300395; the original address was 1107 21st Avenue North.

Henrich, along with his partner, John Kopp, founded what would become the Bay View Brewing Company in Seattle, WA, in 1883. Kopp sold his share in the partnership in 1885 to Andrew Hemrich was born in Wisconsin to a German brewing family. After stints doing various jobs in Milwaukee, WI, Denver, CO, Yankee Fork, ID, and Butte Montana, he came to Seattle, WA, in 1883, where he began brewing beer. Hemrich's, German-born father, John Hemrich, also a brewmaster. (John Hemrich was born in Neffingen, Karlsruhe, Baden in Germany.) Andrew Hemrich became diversified in his wealth; he owned the Eureka Coal Company and some real estate in the Seattle area. He also had real estate on which mining was done in the Cascade Mountains. Hemrich lived in the house a very short time before dying in 1910. In 2010, Gay Gilmore owned the house and reported it "...still very much in original condition." (Email from Gay Gilmore to Alan Michelson, 07/12/2010.)

In 1885, Andrew Hemrich was married to Amelia Hucke, an immigrant from Essen Germany, and they had four children, John, Alvin, Earnest and Katherine Hemrich. Mrs. Hemrich and her children continued to live in this house after 1910. The 8,010-square-foot house occupied over a third-of-an-acre in 2008. It had 6 bedrooms and 4 baths and an appraised value of $2,854,000 in 2008.

Before 07/14/2010, this house was erroneously labeled as "demolished."

PCAD id: 11648