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Belmont/Boylston Historic Houses

Address: 1410, 1420, 1424 Belmont Avenue; 1411, 1417, 1423 Boylston Avenue
Date Built: 1893-1902
Original Architect/Builder: Henry Burke, David Whittier, John Cook, and Albert Hambach
Original Owners: Henry Burke, David Whittier, John Cook, and Albert Hambach
Description: Turn of the century "Builders' Houses." Three built as "double houses" but designed to appear as single family homes.

Historic Seattle's Role:

Belmont/Boylston Historic House / Photo: Marissa Natkin Belmont/Boylston Historic House / Photo: Historic Seattle Archives

Historic Seattle acquired and rehabilitated the properties in 1989. The "Bel-Boy" project included converting the houses into 47 one-bedroom, studio, and single-room occupancy low-income apartments while preserving the original fine woodwork, shingling, and variety of window styles on the exterior. The project architect was Stickney-Murphy. The project received numerous awards for its successful combining of historic preservation and low-income housing.

 

Current and Future Uses:

Belmont/Boylston Historic House / Photo: Marissa Natkin

Belmont/Boylston Historic House / Photo: Marissa Natkin

Buildings B - F were sold in 2008. Building A, 1411 Boylston Avenue, was retained by Historic Seattle and continues to be operated as a 16 unit, single room occupancy, low-income apartment building. For more information regarding leasing availability please contact Kji Kelly at www.bellwetherhousing.org.
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