Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools; built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Gotteland and Koczarski, Architects (firm); Roger Jacques Gotteland (architect); Wojciech Jan Koczarski

Dates: constructed 1960-1961

8900 35th Avenue NE
Wedgwood, Seattle, WA 98115

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The Our Lady of the Lake Catholic congregation formed in 1929, meeting first at the Thorpe House in the Wedgewood neighborhood of Seattle, WA. This two-story, log cabin stood at the intersection of 35th Avenue Northeast and East 85th Street. The house stood on 40 acres that were earmarked to become a new campus for Seattle University, a plan that failed during the Depression. This new church was completed in 1961, designed by the firm of Gotteland and Koczarski. It was located in the new subdivision named "Wedgwood," promoted by developer Albert Balch (1903-1976). (Thank you to Ari Kirby, who in an email to the author on 05/09/2016, pointed out mistakes in the previous record, and corrected them.)

PCAD id: 8669