Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Holmes, J. Lister, Architect (firm); Joseph Lister Holmes Sr. (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

Seattle architect J. Lister Holmes (1891-1986) designed this residence for Paul Pigott (1900-1961), President of the Pacific Car and Foundry Company (what became the truck manufacturer PACCAR in 1972) between 1934-1961. Pigott worked to diversify the company during the Depression, during which time it produced steel and ships as well as finished rail cars. Its steel was used in large-scale projects including the structure of the Grand Coulee Dam (1942). In 1945, Pigott bought the Kenworth Truck Company, a Seattle-based company, and gradually became a dominant manufacturer of trucks in the US. Pigott stayed busy presiding over Pacific Car and Foundry and being on the boards of leading Seattle companies such as the Washington Mutual Savings Bank, General Insurance Company (Safeco), Seattle First National Bank, Boeing Company and Metropolitan Building Company (Unico), as well as the CA-based Standard Oil of California (Chevron). He also was active in the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

PCAD id: 15906