Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Boone and Meeker, Architects (firm); William Ely Boone (architect); George Cook Meeker (architect)

Dates: constructed 1887-1888

1525 8th Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101-1893

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The important early Seattle architectural firm of Boone and Meeker designed this residence for Frederick E. Sander (1854-1921), a prominent businessman in real estate and securities, for a site at 1525 8th Avenue in Seattle.

Building History

Boone and Meeker, a prolific Seattle architectural firm of the 1880s, designed this dwelling for Frederick E. Sander, President of the Lake Washington Cable Railway Company, and a businessman dealing in real estate and making loans. In 1885, he owned a house on the southwest corner of 8th Avenue and Pine Street. (See Seattle City Directory 1885, p. 141.) According to Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and Dennis A. Andersen, the Sander House designed by Boone and Meeker was situated at 1525 8th Avenue. (See Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and Dennis A. Andersen, Distant Corner, [Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003], p, 299.)

In 1890, however, his residence was located at 214 7th Avenue, according to the Seattle city directory of that year.


The Sander House was torn down. Today, several large apartment houses and hotels fill this space located nearby to the Washington State Convention Center.

PCAD id: 18272