Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Thiry and Shay, Architects (firm); Thiry, Paul, AIA, Architect (firm); Alban Aurelius Shay (architect); Paul Albert Thiry Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1937

2 stories, total floor area: 3,620 sq. ft.

2611 42nd Avenue West
Magnolia, Seattle, WA 98199

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Building History

Architect Paul Thiry, Sr., (1904-1993) designed this two-story residence for Edward J. Bragg (born 05/03/1911 in WA-d. 02/14/1976 in Los Angeles County, CA) and his wife, Lillian Anne Bender Bragg (born 02/16/1917 in King County, WA-d. 08/31/1981 in Orange County, CA) . The Braggs wed on 02/18/1936, and were quite young when this house was designed and built; he was 26, his wife, As per the 1940 US Census, he and Lillian resided at this address with their infant daughter Judith Bragg (born c. 11/1939 in Seattle, WA) and a domestic servant, Dorothy Wise (born c. 1915 in WA). (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmcvol57_101 and Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: m-t0627-04377; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 40-101A, accessed 09/21/2021.)

In 1941, Bragg was the Treasurer or the Prescott Iron Works, Incorporated, and Vice-President of the American Foundry Company. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1941, p. 204.)


The Seattle architectural firm of Thiry and Shay made alterations to the Bragg House, c. 1940.

PCAD id: 5200