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Male, born 1916-08-27, died 2016-12-03

Associated with the firms network

Bindon, Wright and Partners, Architects; Young, Richardson, Carleton and Detlie, Architects and Engineers

Professional History


He joined the US Naval Reserve on 06/15/1942 as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. By 03/10/1945, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He appears to have remianed in the military until at least 1951.

Architect, Young, Richardson, Carleton and Detlie, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1956.

Draftsman, Bindon and Wright and Partners, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1957.



B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1932-1938. While at the UW, Morse participated in Atelier, the UW student architecture group, and was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Morse also belonged to the Varsity Ball committee, Frosh Week committee, and the Sports Prom committee in 1937. (See "Russell Morse," University of Washington, Tyee Yearbook, 1937, p, 58.)



Russell P. Morse was born in Greenfield, MA, 08/27/1916. A note in the University of Washington Yearbook, the Tyee, in 1937 indicated that he came from Greenfield, MA, in the north central portion of the state. His family had a house at 68 Crescent Road in Greenfield in 1920. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_698; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 111, accessed 11/08/2017.) Ten years later, Russell lived with his parents at 836 East 69th Street. The family owned this residence that had an approximate valuation of $4,000. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: 2491; Page: 27B; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 2342225, accessed 11/08/2017.)

Morse, as a student, resided at 6210 28th Avenue NE in 1932 and 1933. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1932, p. 1023 andSeattle, Washington, City Directory, 1933, p. 1066.)

In 1943, a Russell Morse lived at 1806 1/2 8th Avenue in Seattle. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1943, p. 824.)

The Seattle City Directory, 1957, (p. 1035), noted that Morse lived in Kirkland, WA, in 1956.

Morse maintained a residence at 605 Spring Street in 1957. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1957, p. 1094.)

In 1994, he lived at 1303 6th Street, Kirkland, WA. Between 1995 and 2002, at least, Morse resided at 1120 8Th Avenue in Seattle.


His father, Reuben Smith Morse, Jr., (born 1881 in CT-d. 01/07/1966 in Kirkland, WA), worked as a draftsman at a Greenfield tap and die factory in 1920 and a Seattle machinery company in 1930. His mother, Martha Pond Morse, (born 1888 in MA-d. 09/30/1975 in Kirkland, WA), managed the household. Like his father, Russell was an only child.


Russell Morse never married.

Biographical Notes

His middle name, "Pratt," was the maiden name of his father's mother, Mary Ellen Pratt (1841–1900).

PCAD id: 7631