The Kinnear – 905 W Olympic Pl

Kinnear Apartments, 1928
The Kinnear, 1928

The period before the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was a period of considerable development in Seattle, as the city prepared for the world to come visit.  This was particularly true on the south slope of Queen Anne, which was conveniently reached by streetcar and provided a quiet refuge for visitors.  Two of the most notable apartments from this period are the nearby Chelsea Apartments and the De la Mar Apartments, both city landmarks.  The Kinnear, built in 1907, was designed by architect William White. …Continue reading “The Kinnear – 905 W Olympic Pl”

John Franklin Miller House – 108 W Prospect St

Still existing today, the house on West Prospect was the home of the Miller family, John and his wife Mary, daughter Leah and son Stewart. John was elected as Seattle’s mayor in 1908 and served for one term, during the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.

He and Mary were still in the house in 1930. He told the census at that time that the house and property were worth $10,000.