Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist – 2555 8th Ave W

Article & photographs by Leanne Olson

Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, 1941
Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, 1941

On June 17, 2009, the (former) Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist located at 2555 8th Avenue West, designed by Harlan Thomas (Thomas & Grainger) in 1926, was designated a City of Seattle Landmark by unanimous vote of the Landmarks Board at their semi-monthly meeting.  The landmark report was prepared and presented by Larry Johnson AIA, principal of The Johnson Partnership, with the assistance of Queen Anne Historical Society Landmarks Preservation Committee members Char Eggleston and Leanne Olson.  Also in attendance were two granddaughters of architect Harlan Thomas — Koque Thomas Todd and Edith Williams Shuman — as well as Jay Kelly, Minister of the Seattle Church of Christ (current owners of the property).  All ten board members present voted unanimously to approve the designation based on the building’s meeting three of the six designation criteria specified by the City of Seattle Landmarks ordinance. …Continue reading “Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist – 2555 8th Ave W”

Queen Anne Historical Society Awards Ceremony

You’re invited to enjoy fabulous views at the Swedish Club while we honor six people and projects that have preserved our neighborhood heritage and values.

Honorees include preservationist Gary Gaffner (posthumously), Seattle Pacific University Alexander HallVilla FrancaPicture Perfect Queen AnneThe Pratt House (218 W. Kinnear), and Nielsen’s Pastries.

Light hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic refreshments, wine & beer

Tickets ($20.00 per person) at 

Our newest city landmark: Edris Skinner Nurses Home

Queen Anne has a new City of Seattle landmark. On Wednesday, May 16, the Landmarks Preservation Board (LPB) voted to designate the Edris Skinner Nurses Home at the corner of Boston Street and First Avenue North (2120 First Ave N) a Seattle landmark.  Congratulations to Brian Regan, the property owner and future developer of the block-long site, who prepared the nomination posted HERE.   The decision now goes to the City Council which is sure to vote for designation.  …Continue reading “Our newest city landmark: Edris Skinner Nurses Home”