Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Houghton, Edwin W., Architect (firm); Edwin Walker Houghton (architect)

Dates: constructed 1900

2 stories

514 Terrace Street
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104

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This duplex had two numbers, 514-516 Terrace Street.


Hair goods merchant John J. Wittwer (d. 04/02/1931 in Seattle, WA) commissioned architect Edwin W. Houghton (1856-1927) to design this investment duplex residence for him in 1900. An article in the Seattle Times described it briefly: "Architect E.W. Houghton has completed plans for a double two-story frame dwelling to be 40 x 60 in dimensions for John J. Wittwer. This will be erected at 514-516 Terrace Street and will cost $5000." (See "Real Estate vs.Nome Fever," Seattle Times, 05/26/1900, p. 13.) Wittwer had a store at 620 2nd Avenue and his own residence at 403 6th Avenue. (See R.L. Polk's Seattle City Directory, 1902, p. 1392.)

PCAD id: 20005