Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Cote, Joseph S., Architect (firm); Joseph Simon Cote (architect)

Dates: constructed 1914

2 stories

1204 Federal Avenue East
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102

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Building History

Dr. Frederick Bentley (born c. 1873 in IL), a dentist, and his wife Harriet (born c. 1875 in PA) built this large, Colonial Revival house in Capitol Hill on fashionable Federal Avenue in 1914. They had a previous house at 145 39th Avenue in the Madrona Neighborhood of Seattle, WA. In 1920, Bentley had paid off the residence.

Building Notes

The wood-frame Bentley House #2 had a rectangular form covered by a gable roof and brick facing. Architect Joseph S. Cote (1874-1957) used a standard Georgian Colonial hall-parlor plan, with a central entry hall/main stair flanked by a large living room on one side and the dining room, kitchen, pantry and garage on the other. An enclosed sun porch projected off the living room.

PCAD id: 14964