Queen Anne High School
- Address: 215 Galer Street
- Date Built: 1909, with additions in 1929 and 1955
Architect/Builder: James Stephen, City of Seattle Official School Architect at the turn of the 20th century
Owners: Seattle School District.
- Description: Constructed of concrete, unreinforced masonry, heavy timber, wood frame, and terra cotta, the school reflects English Renaissance palace design.
Historic Seattle's Role:
Falling enrollments throughout the Seattle School District forced the closure of many public schools, including Queen Anne High School in June 1981. Historic Seattle purchased the school with the goal of renovating it and adapting it for economic reuse. The building was converted in 1985 into 139 apartment units with Lorig Associates as developer and Historic Seattle providing packaging and financial assistance. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Current and Future Uses:
This project is an example of adaptive reuse of a historic structure providing a livable, high density community near the city's center. Queen Anne High School gained Official City of Seattle Landmark status on May 16, 1985 (Ord. #112274).