Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - housing for the elderly

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

Dates: constructed 1960

12 stories

1000 University Street
First Hill, Seattle, WA 98101

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Building History

Administrators of the Washington Congregational Christian Conference began planning of Horizon House in the late 1950s into 1960, a $4,000,000, 12-story retirement home designed for a site at 1000-1024 University Street in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood. The Seattle architectural firm of Durham, Anderson and Freed, a noted creator of church designs in WA State, had the responsibility for designing the building.

This building was not completed, however, as the Washington Congregational Christian Conference chose a lower cost option, buying the existing Baldwin Apartments at 900 University Street in mid-1961 and converting them for use as their Horizon House retirement facility.

Building Notes


PCAD id: 24521