Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Haynes, Charles Lyman, Architect (firm); Kovalenko Hale, Architects (firm); Robert Hale (architect); Charles Lyman Haynes (architect); Robert F. Kovalenko (architect)

Dates: constructed 1924-1925

5 stories

1808 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1310

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Seattle investor Amelia Hucke Hemrich (c. 1868-07/18/1953), a native of Essen Germany and wife of the Seattle brewer Andrew Hemrich (1856-1910), owned the Bonair Apartments originally. Architect Charles Lyman Haynes (1870-1947), who worked in San Francisco, CA, before traveling to Seattle c. 1910, designed the Bonair Apartments for Amelia, and also her own residence (1925) at 2809 Cascadia Avenue South. Haynes had a diversified practice in Seattle during the 1910s-1920s, but returned to CA when worked stopped after the Stock Market Crash of 1929.

This 1920s era apartment buildings contained retail spaces on its first floor and, above, four floors of apartments. This neighborhood had, in the 1920s, a number of apartment hotels, almost all of which had been demolished by 2013.

In the 1990s, the Ray (1800 8th Avenue) and the neighboring Bonair Apartments (1808-1812 8th Avenue) to the north became associated into one apartment building (King County Parcel #0660000705). Kovalenko Hale Architects supervised this early '90s merger of the two apartments.