AKA: Epiphany Chapel, Denny-Blaine, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - chapels

Designers: Storey, Ellsworth P., Architect (firm); Ellsworth Prime Storey (architect)

Dates: constructed 1911-1912

1 story

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3719 East Denny Way
Denny-Blaine, Seattle, WA 98122-3425

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Building History

Architect Ellsworth P. Storey (1879-1960) designed the first church for Epiphany Parish, a congregation formed in 1907. Prior to the construction of Storey's building, they met in the back of a grocery store located in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood. Before its completion, on 08/13/1911, the parish held its first service in the basement of the uncompleted edifice. Storey supervised its completion in 04/1912.

In her Master's thesis on the University of Washington Faculty Club, Anne L. Lindsay said this about the Church of the Epiphany #1: "Some of the most influential families in Seattle lived in this neighborhood during the early 1900's. Those families included the Denny and Blaine families. Some their family members were also members of the Seattle Parks Commission and the local congregation of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Having become acquaintances of these families, Storey had been hired by their friends and family members to not only design homes but to design the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, which is located on the corner of 38th and East Denny Way." (See Anne L. Lindsay, Evolution of the Faculty Club on the University of Washington Campus 1909 through Present, Masters of Architecture Thesis, [Seattle: University of Washington, 1987], p. 66-67.)

Storey also designed a rectory for Epiphany Parish in 1921.

Seattle Historic Landmark: ID n/a

PCAD id: 5294