Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Bolotin, George, Architect (firm); George Bolotin (architect)

Dates: constructed 1957

2 stories, total floor area: 22,869 sq. ft.

7910 Rainier Avenue South
Rainier Valley, Seattle, WA 98118

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Building History

Owner Uno E. Anderson (born 1904 in OR-d. 03/18/1977 in Seattle, WA) began construction during Spring 1957 of this apartment building designed by Seattle architect George Bolotin (1914-1980). The Seattle Times reported in its Sunday issue of 03/31/1957: "Uno E. Anderson is preparing to start construction on a 31-unit, two-story apartment building south of a corner building at Kenyon Street and Rainier Avenue. George Bolotin, architect, designed it." (See "Money Flows to Apartment Contracts," Seattle Times, 03/31/1957, p, 25.) The building's variegated brick external skin matched that of the apartment building at 7900 Rainier Avenue South, built a year before. The buildings resembled each other, suggesting that, perhaps, they had been erected by the same owner and/or architect.

Anderson was a building contractor and may have been responsible for the construction of 7910 Rainier Avenue South.

James J. Boyd, Jr., of Boyd Properties LLC, owned this apartment house and the one next door at 7906 Rainier Avenue South until 08/06/2004. Title was transferred to an entity called "J & E Apartments LLC" at that time, which may represented the same owner.

Building Notes

In 2023, this U-shaped apartment building with exterior corridors was formed a sunken courtyard. The courtyard was open to the west, facing Rainier Avenue South. The building contained 12,157 gross square feet, 10,814, net. It occupied a 9,725-square-foot (0.22-acre) lot.