Egan House Tour
August 16, 20151500 Lakeview Blvd E, Seattle 98102Docomomo WEWA is co-sponsoring a special tour of the iconic Egan House, a Seattle Landmark.
The unique, mid-century modern residence is owned by Historic Seattle. Construction of the Egan House was completed in 1959, with the house nestled between Seattle's Eastlake and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Designed by architect Robert Reichert for Admiral Willard Egan, it is one of Reichert's most notable residential designs. Its fame is based on two factors--the advanced design and the house's relationship to the surrounding property. For these same reasons, the wooden triangular form on a rectilinear plane sitting atop a pier block is an easily recognizable landmark within the city.
Though threatened with demolition in 1989, it survived four subsequent ownerships. When the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department purchased a large swath of land below St. Mark's Cathedral in 1998, it included the Egan House. Historic Seattle arranged to acquire it, along with the rights to use the immediate surrounding land, from the Parks and Recreation Department. Through a carefully planned program of restoration and rehabilitation, Historic Seattle is assuring that this unique residence continues to contribute to Seattle's architectural legacy.
Please come tour the house and learn more about the importance of preserving mid-century modern architecture. Enjoy refreshments!
WHEN: Sunday, August 16, 2015 The house will be open between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm; please come any time during those hours. On-street parking is available on Lakeview Blvd E.
WHERE: 1500 Lakeview Boulevard E, Seattle, WA 98102
REGISTRATION / COST: Purchase tickets online through Historic Seattle's website.
$25 general public / $20 Historic Seattle members & Docomomo WEWA friends / $10 students (tour fees support future programs)
If you are on Docomomo WEWA's email list or have liked us on our Facebook page, then you may purchase tickets online at the members price.
You may also pay at the door the day of the event but the cost is $25 (members, general public and students.)
NOTE: This house is not ADA accessible. Viewing this house requires walking up a long, sloped driveway and the use of interior stairs. Children must be with an adult at all times. Backpacks and strollers are not permitted inside the home.
Image credit: University of Washington Special Collections
This event is partially funded by a 2015 Preservation Sustained Support grant from 4Culture.