Seattle Gothic (and symmetry #50!)


Rainy-day elegance, February 16, 2018

A nice instance of symmetry … and another site of historical interest! This view is of part of the Lowell-Emerson Apartments, which, as this site here explains, were built in 1928 by Seattle architect John S. Hudson. Here’s what the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (here) has to say about Mr. Hudson:

John S. Hudson (b. 1879) developed apartments primarily on Capitol Hill and First Hill between 1923 and 1928. He came to Seattle in 1903 from his native Minnesota. He began studying architecture in 1910 and obtained his architecture license in 1921, but he worked primarily as a developer. He is known to have been involved with at least a dozen buildings, many with names derived from New England—the John Alden, Paul Revere, John Winthrop, Hudson Arms, Lexington-Concord, Faneuil Hall, Lowell and Emerson. Others are the Hudson Arms, Chasselton, Northcliffe, Miramar, Loleta, Roxbury, Rhododendron and Ruth Court (now Unity Court).

Interesting — especially the part about his naming preferences!

Symmetry #48 ~


Classic old apartment building, June 27, 2018

Check out that checkerboard brick work between the two rows of windows — and the fancy windows too. Just two of the reasons this 1924 building is a historical site. Read all about it at this site here.


Where am I? (Also: symmetry #46)


Neighborhood find, May 25, 2018

The two columns of tall narrow trees and the terra-cotta-colored gravel make a person think of Italy while the big stained glass window makes a person think of somewhere further north, but no … this is in Oakland! I just happened to pass this place on my walk this afternoon: St. Albert’s Priory. Read all about it here.

Symmetry #44


Two-door garage, May 23, 2018

I captioned this adorable little structure as a garage, but it looks like it’d be hard to drive into! Maybe at one time, it had a little ramp leading into it and no sidewalk between it and the street. It does look like it’s been around for awhile!