AKA: 6826 16th Avenue NE House, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Erikson, J.E., Building Contractor (firm); Mann, William G., Architect (firm); J. E. Erikson (building contractor); William George Mann (architect)

Dates: constructed 1917-1918

2 stories

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1816 Ravenna Boulevard
Northeast Seattle, Seattle, WA 98105

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This residence also served as the studio for the architect William G. Mann in 1928.

Building History

Mann had completed a number of residential and commercial architectural commissions in 1916-1917, and had saved enough to design a new house for his wife, Edith, and himself by 10/1917. An article in the University District Herald noted: "That Mr. Mann is a strong believer in the University district is evidenced by the fact that on all of his work in the north end he employs north end contractors, and furthermore by the fact that he is at the present time constructing his own residence at 1816 Ravenna Boulevard, with J.E. Erikson of Forty-fifth Street and Twenty-first Avenue N.E. acting as contractor." (See "University District Home Builder Highly Honored," University District Herald, 10/04/1917, p. 2.) The house was probably completed early in 1918.

Building Notes

Architect's own house. William George Mann occupied this address in 1922. The residence won a fourth-place award in a nationwide residential competition staged by the Rite-Grade Shingle Manufacturers Association in 1922. (See "Mann Home Is Prize Winner," University Herald, 02/24/1922, p. 5.)

PCAD id: 11888