Known as the “Wedding Cake House”, the William Shoudy House once stood at the southeast corner of Queen Anne Avenue and Thomas Streets — built for the Shoudy family ca. 1885. William Shoudy was soon to become mayor of Seattle in a close election the following year. Shoudy came west with Thomas Mercer, Aaron Mercer, Dexter Horton, and the Bagley family in a wagon train over the Oregon Trail. Horton invited him to partner in a Seattle business which brought him north from Oregon. By 1945, the house had been torn down. Today an apartment building occupies the site.