Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1888

Kirkland, WA

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Peter Kirk (1860-1916), an English steel mill owner, rented land from Andrew and Susannah Nelson, the first, Danish-born settlers in the area. It was Kirk for whom Kirkland was named; he attempted to locate a large steel mill and company town in the Kirkland area beginning in 1888, a venture that failed due to the financial collapse of 1893. In this venture, he was bankrolled by Leigh Smith James Hunt (1855-1933), the former President of the State Agricultural College at Ames, IA, (1885-1886), who also owned the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. His prime backer, Hunt, lost most of his assets in the Panic of 1893.

PCAD id: 12335