AKA: University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Womens' Dormitory, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - student housing; built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Hanley and Lohse, Building Contractors (firm); Josenhans and Allan, Architects (firm); Norris Best Allan (architect); Alexander M. Hanley (building contractor); Timotheus Anton Christof Josenhans (architect); Henry Lohse Jr. (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1899

3 stories

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East Stevens Way and Whitman Court NE
University of Washington (UW) Campus, Seattle, WA 98195

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Building History

The Seattle architectural firm of Josenhans and Allen designed Clark Hall and its twin, Lewis Hall, both early University of Washington dormitories.

The north wing of Clark Hall was damaged by fire in 1969. Anti-Viet Nam War protesters on campus likely targeted the Naval Officer Training Corps unit using the building. The blaze caused about $75,000 worth of damage. (See Julie Emery, "Regents Ask Bids on $7 Million in Projects," Seattle Times, 03/29/1969, p. 17.)


Clark Hall was remodeled in 1937. (See Bob Minichiello, An Architectural Guide to the University of Washington, 1971, Shooting Scripts and Preparatory Information, University of Washington Facilities Office, typescript, 1971.)

PCAD id: 19661