Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses; built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Peterson, A.S., Building Contractor (firm); Roseleaf, Otto, Building Contractor (firm); August S. Peterson (building contractor); Otto Rudolf Roseleaf (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1902

3 stories

Seattle, WA

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The City of Seattle regraded 8th Avenue in 1909; due to this construction (and the opening of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of that year), the Swedish Club decided to renovate its previously plain clubhouse exterior. According to The Scandinavian American newspaper, "This was the year of the Alaska Pacific Yukon [sic] Exposition, and in connection with the Swedish Day the newly formed Pacific Coast Division of the United Swedish Singers held their song festival in Seattle, and the club house--just renovated and now in very presentable condition, was turned over to the singers as headquarters." (See John Nordeen, "The History of the Swedish Club, Seattle, Washington," The Scandinavian American, 06/1945, p. 1-2.) What was before a nondescript 3-story building became much more Swedish in character, with stepped gables and bold, striped rustication. A.S. Peterson, who was a past President of the Swedish Club, served as the contractor for its renovation.

PCAD id: 18602