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

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1924-1925

3 stories, total floor area: 28,700 sq. ft.

4203 Brooklyn Avenue NE
University District, Seattle, WA 98105-5909

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Building History

Just across the street from the 3-story Stanford Apartments, the brick-faced Wellesley Apartments also had three stores and exhibited terra-cotta Tudor Revival detailing around the main entrance. Containing 32 two and three-bedroom units, the Wellesley opened in 09/1925. The University Herald newspaper said of its units: "In addition to the main living rooms, each suite is supplied with a large dressing room, Murphy in-a-door beds and other conveniences." (See "Wellesley Apartments completed and Sold," University Herald, 09/17/1925, p. 9.) Apartments had sturdy mahogany front doors, private lockers in the basement, a laundry room with electric washers.

In its first two years, its ownership changed hands twice; Hans L. Hansen owned it initially, but sold it in 11/1926 to A.T. Edwards for about $150,000.

Building Notes

The Wellesley Apartments had 32 apartments, with "...Frigidaire refrigeration, fireproof garage and ultra-modern in every respect," according to a description in the Seattle Times of 11/07/1926.

In 2010, it had 36 apartments and covered a 8,240 square foot (0.19 acre) lot. It had 28,700 gross square feet, 23,860 net. Its assessed value in 2010 was $3,574,000.