AKA: Fersen House, Seattle, WA; Parker-Fersen House, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Anderson, Marvin, Architect (firm); Krekow Jennings Incorporated, Construction Company (firm); Sexton, Frederick A., Architect (firm); Marvin Anderson (architect); Gary Hill (building contractor); Megan Meulemans ; Frederick A. Sexton (architect)

Dates: constructed 1902

3 stories, total floor area: 7,650 sq. ft.

1409 East Prospect Street
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112

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Building History

Convicted embezzler George H. Parker, erected this large Colonial Revival manse and furnished it lavishly.

A religious group, the Lightbearers, later operated in this house. The group, founded by a Russian aristocrat named Baron de Fersen, sold the residence in 1986. It became a City of Seattle Historic Landmark the following year.

Building Notes

Historic Seattle conducted a tour of the George H. Parker House on 09/11/2011 from 1:00-4:00 PM.

In 2019, the house occupied a 22,690-square-foot (0.52-acre) lot sited on the south edge of Volunteer Park.


Seattle architect Marvin Anderson executed a renovation of the Parker-Fersen House. Megan Meulemans also worked on the residence for Anderson. They collaborated with Gary Hill of Krekow Jennings, Incorporated, building contractors.

Seattle Historic Landmark (Listed 1987): ID n/a

King County Assessor Number: 1346300200 Department of Assessments eReal Property GIS Center parcel report GIS Center parcel viewer GIS Center iMap viewer

PCAD id: 17177