Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - housing for the elderly

Designers: Bennett, Manson Otis, Architect (firm); Gustav, Robert J., Building Contractor (firm); Manson Otis Bennett (architect); Robert J. Gustav (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1970

1501 17h Avenue
First Hill, Seattle, WA 98122

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The National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section, sponsored this $2 million building for elderly residents built at 17th Avenue and East Pike Street. It replaced older houses on the site. An article in the Seattle Times of 07/19/1970 stated: "The structure will be reinforced concrete painted in two shades of brown. The roof of the one-story dining wing and lounge will be a garden terrace with an excellent view looking west to the city and Elliott Bay. The property's sidewalks have beautiful old chestnut and maple trees that will be carefully maintained during [the] construction period." (See "Council House to Rise," Seattle Times, 07/19/1970, p. B3.) Manson Bennett served as the architect, Robert J. Gustav was the building contractor.

PCAD id: 18580