AKA: University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Hughes, Glenn, Playhouse Theatre, University District, Seattle, WA; University of Washington, Seattle, Jones, Floyd and Delores, Playhouse Theater, University District, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Loschky Marquardt and Nesholm (LMN), Architects (firm); Loveless, Arthur L., Architect (firm); Nelsen, Sabin and Varey, Architects (firm); Lester Paul Fey (architect); George Henry Loschky (architect); Arthur Lamont Loveless (architect); Judsen Robert Marquardt (architect); Ibsen Andreas Nelsen (architect); John Frank Nesholm (architect)

Dates: constructed 1929-1930

1 story

4045 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105-6202

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NE 41st Street and University Way

Building History

The drawings for this building were titled "Alterations to Store Bldg for Seattle Repertory Playhouse, 4041-4045 University Way." Arthur Loveless was the architect and the sheet was dated 10/02/1930. Lester Paul Fey (1901-1980) served as the draftsman on this drawing, Sheet #103.

Building Notes

The mosaic over the entrance was executed by the Northwest painter, Mark Tobey (1890-1976).


The Playhouse Theatre was remodeled in 1966-1967 by Seattle architecture firm, Nelsen, Sabin and Verey.

It also was completely renovated in 2007-2008 by LMN Architects of Seattle, WA. Aside from its brick walls, little of its historic character remained after this reconstruction work.

PCAD id: 5085