Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Schack, James H., Architect (firm); James Hansen Schack Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1909

2 stories

954 Broadway Avenue East
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102-4500

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Building History

As architectural historian Carolyn Swope has written, M. Harwood Young (1846-1913), born in MA, came to Seattle, WA, in 1889, in the wake of the Seattle Fire that wiped out much of Pioneer Square, the city's commercial center. He assisted in the organization of the New England-Northwestern Investment Company; he took the position of General Manager for the investment firm and moved permanently to the city in 1891. Young became a successful businessman/financier in town and eventually served on several corporate boards of directors, including the National Bank of Commerce and the Seattle Electric Company.

The Young House has been sub-divided into 7 condominium apartments, each averaging 1,028 square feet. In 03/2010, Apartment #100 (a basement unit) was offered at $449,950.

Building Notes

The Young House is a component of the City of Seattle's Harvard-Belmont Historic District. In 2010, the house occupied a 10,176-square-foot (0.23 acre) lot.