AKA: The Norselander, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA; Mountaineers Building, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Mahlum, Edward K., Architect (firm); Edward Kristian Mahlum (architect)

Dates: constructed 1950

3 stories

Seattle, WA

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The Mountaineers sold this building on 03/02/2007, and prepared to move to a new facility at Magnuson Park in 2008.

The Norway Center occupied a lot measuring 240 feet on 3rd Avenue West and 120 feet on a West Thomas alleyway. A 40-foot by 90-foot plaza--notable for its Leif Erikson guardian figure--stood at the corner 3rd Avenue West and West Thomas Street. The building itself was L-shaped and had three levels; on the ground floor's north side was a 57-foot by 79-foot auditorium (seating 900) complete with stage men's and women's dressing rooms,and storage rooms, an 18-foot x 72-foot foyer with a large coat closet; the ground floor's south wing had a 27-foot x 29-foot club room, and a 49-foot by 72-foot banquet hall, equipped with a full kitchen. The first floor's southern wing had a "Daughters' Lodge" (28 feet by 41 feet) and a "Son's Lodge" (42 feet by 47 feet) each served by storage and ante-rooms. These rooms could be configured to form a single space with a capacity of 530-600 people. The second floor had 2 music rooms (43 feet by 20 feet) in the north wing, and a 26-foot by 32-foot library, restaurant and kitchen in the south. The restaurant was designed to seat 260.


PCAD id: 8492