Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Durham, Anderson and Freed, Architects (firm); David Riley Anderson (architect); Robert Lewis Durham (architect); Aaron David Freed (architect)

Dates: constructed 1961-1962

7525 132nd Avenue NE
South Rose Hill, Kirkland, WA 98033

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The Seattle architectural firm, Durham, Anderson and Freed, known widely in the 1950s-1960s for its designs for Seattle-area churches, completed this house of worship for the Lake Washington Methodist Church in 1961-1962.

Building History

The Lake Washington Methodist Congregation in Kirkland, WA, formed in 1959, and first held services at the Rose Hill Elementary School during 1959 and 1960. The Seattle Times announced plans for the church's construction on 07/15/1961: "Construction of the first unit of Lake Washington Methodist Church, 7525 132nd Av. N.E., Kirkland, is expected to begin early next month. The church valued at about $45,000, will include a chapel seating 125 persons and an educational unit. The congregation hopes to hold opening services in the church at Christmas, the Rev. Dr. Jonathan W. King, pastor, said. Ground-breaking services were held Sunday. The structure will be the only Methodist church in Kirkland. The architect is Durham, Anderson & Freed. Dr. King was appointed to his post last month after three years as minister of a church in Haverhill, Mass." (See "Methodists To Build in Kirkland," Seattle Times, 07/15/1961, p. 3.)

Building Notes

The Kineo School, a co-ed, non-profit, private school, opened to the east of the sanctuary of the Lake Washington Methodist Church in 2016. It served students between kindergarten and fifth grade. In 2023, its tuition was $22,820 per year.

In 2023, the Lake Washington Methodist Church offered some of its facilities for rental. These included its sanctuary, "celebration space," conference room, music room, kitchen, multipurpose room, and five numbered rooms, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Rooms 3 and 5 had a flexible partition enabling one large space to be created. (See Lake Washington Methodist, "Rent a Space with Us," accessed 11/13/2023.)

PCAD id: 24159