Structure Type: built works - public buildings - assembly halls; built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Schack, James H., Architect (firm); James Hansen Schack Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1906-1907

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7th Avenue and Union Street
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101

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Bert Farrar's Auditorium was located on the northeast corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street.

Building History

Construction activity on Bert Farrar's Auditorium/Roller Skating Rink was to have begun on 07/01/1906. It stood on the site of the Haines House, which was to have been sold and moved from the property. Architect James H. Schack's design called for a building 120 x 120 feet in dimensions. Schack specified that maple floors be installed to enable roller skating. As the Seattle Times stated: "Ample balconies will line three sides of the pavilion, so that 1,500 spectators may be accommodated. The west side of the floor will be arranged with special regard to the comfort of those attending, and in the northeast corner of the building a heating plant will be installed. The inside of the structure is to be fitted with circular trusses, and will present a very artistic appearance." (See "Bert Farrar's Auditorium," Seattle Times, 06/24/1906, p. 40.)

PCAD id: 21473