AKA: Lochkelden, Windermere, Seattle, WA; Unification Church, Windermere, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Bebb and Mendel, Architects (firm); Charles Herbert Bebb ; Louis Leonard Mendel Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1907

3 stories

6601 NE 60th Street
Windermere, Seattle, WA 98115-7947

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Seattle architectural firm Bebb and Mendel designed this large residence for the banker and capitalist Rolland Herschel Denny (1851-1939), the son of Seattle pioneers, Arthur Armstrong Denny (1822-1899) and his wife, Mary Ann Boren Denny (1822-1910). Rolland Denny, like his father and uncle, David T. Denny (1832-1903), prospered in lumber, railroad and banking interests. In 1905, R.H. Denny served as the President of the People's Savings Bank and Vice-President of the Dexter Horton and Company Bank. Originally located on the outer fringe of Seattle, Lochkelden was meant as a weekend retreat for the Denny Family. The estate has been sub-divided substantially over the years; at one time, the grounds of the Denny Mansion included a forest area. Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church bought the Denny property in 1974 and continued to own it in 2012. Moon and his wife occasionally used the house as a residence when in the Pacific Northwest.

This was an unusual design in the Mission Revival Style in Washington, a style most often associated with California. Historic Seattle staged an open house at the Rolland Denny House on 07/25/2009. The house was known as "Lochkelden," the first word of which, "loch," meant "lake" in the Scottish dialect; "kelden" amalgamated the first syllables of Rolland Denny and his wife Alice Kellogg Denny's last names.

A fire 06/10/2007 destroyed the carriage house of the former Rolland Denny House, causing approximately $400,000 in damage. This carriage house originally stabled horses and carriages for the Denny's use.

PCAD id: 8997