Galer Crest Apartments – 1420 – 1428 Queen Anne Ave

Galer Crest Apartments, 1934
Galer Crest Apartments, 1934

The Galer Crest Apartments were built in 1930 by Harry B. McKnight. It is one of the largest pre-World War II apartment buildings on Queen Anne, located in a very prominent position at the crest of the Queen Anne Counterbalance. It is also one of relatively few large mixed-use buildings on Queen Anne from this period. Its presence and size makes clear the importance of this part of Queen Anne as a relatively high density urban community at the end of the 1920s. The first owner was Olaf Johnson. The building has had a service station and, later, an auto repair garage, since it was first built. Other tenants have included a barber, beauty salons, shoe repair and a lending library. …Continue reading “Galer Crest Apartments – 1420 – 1428 Queen Anne Ave”

Cobblestone – September 2012

September 2012