Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Bebb and Gould, Architects (firm); Charles Herbert Bebb ; Carl Freylinghausen Gould Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1912

2 stories

Bebb and Gould designed this 2-story, brick, Neo-classical Style for Rollin V. Ankeny (1865-1934), a Midwestern native, who gained prominence in Seattle's business community; Ankeny started out working for the Puget Sound National Bank and later served as Treasurer for the Vulcan Iron Works in Seattle. This was the second house that Ankeny had had built; the first was a Queen Anne Style dwelling at 912 2nd Avenue in Queen Anne; he, his wife, Eleanor Randolph, and their children lived in this previous house from 1891-1907.

Drawings for the R.V. Ankeny House can be found in the University of Washington Library, Department of Special Collections, M174 301 ID 5779. In 1920, Rollin and Eleanor Ankeny lived at 21 Prospect Street in Seattle, WA, although this was indicated to have been a rented dwelling. In 1930, the Ankenys lived at 107 Prospect Street, a home owned by the family worth a substantial, $40,000.

PCAD id: 6627