AKA: Mathwig Apartments, Lake City, Seattle, WA

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

Designers: Bell and Valdez, Building Contractors (firm); Scott and Suess, Building Contractors (firm); Scott (building contractor); Suess (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1960-1961

2 stories

2411 NE 113th Street
Lake City, Seattle, WA 98125

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In the early 1960s, small-scale investors sought out inexpensive, hillside properties on Seattle's northern periphery on which to build investment apartment blocks. Located in the Victory Heights section of the Lake City neighborhood, the Seattle Times said of this L-shaped, two-floor block: "On a high rise, the apartments command a view of Lake Washington and the mountains." (See "Apartment Open House Today," Seattle Times, 04/23/1961, p. 30.) One- and two-bedroom apartments comprised the building in 1961.

Building History

Owner Carleton Mathwig (1915-1983) commissioned building contractors Scott and Suess to erect the apartments. Originally, its exterior had a brick veneer and marble stucco. Its apartments cost between $85 and $125 per month at its grand opening in 04/1961.

PCAD id: 19544