Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Stuart and Durham, Architects (firm); Robert Lewis Durham (architect); Bertram Dudley Stuart Jr.. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1923

1729 Harvard Avenue
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122

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Seattle Westminster Church #2 was located at Harvard Avenue and East Howell Street.

Building History

Two congregations merged in 2008, Westminster Church and the Church at the Center, to create Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church. Between 2007 and 2017, membership in the congregation dropped from 161 to 45 members. These dwindling numbers followed large trends of falling attendance at Seattle's Presbyterian houses of worship, dropping from 16,598 to 13,302 between 2012 and 2016.

Seismic retrofitting costs of the church exceeded what the meager Capitol Hill Presbyterian congregation could sustain, so the church's board indicated that its last service would occur on 06/24/2018. (See Melissa Hellmann, "Losing Faith," Seattle Weekly, vol. 43, no. 23, 06/06/2018, p. A1, A6.)


The Seattle architectural firm of Stuart and Durham supervised renovations to Westminster Church #2 in 1953.

PCAD id: 22100