Capitol Hill Apartments

My largest ongoing project to date has been photographing early to mid-century apartments on Seattle’s Capitol Hill – not necessarily ones on historic register, but ones of notable character. Some of these buildings are thriving, some are slated for demolition, and others have already been razed in the few months since I photographed them. These buildings are nothing less than our heritage. I am saving them on film, because this is the best thing I can do as an artist in this hastily gentrified neighborhood. Most buildings on this page are apartments, but some are houses and shops significant to this neighborhood.

Documenting existing heritage is not the only I do. With other neighborhood advocates, I attend design review meetings for proposed new buildings. There is a lot of understandable skepticism out there about design reviews, but they are one of the ways the public can (and does) influence the look of new buildings. These resources will help you stay up to date on neighborhood developments:

  • City of Seattle Land Use Public Notices. Sign up for their mailing list to have notifications of new development delivered to your inbox.
  • Design Review Calendar. See the design review meeting schedule, view and read developers’ proposals, plan to attend in person, or submit comments via email to the city planner.
Washington Irving Interior

Washington Irving Interior

Washington Irving in Color

Washington Irving in Color

The Martha Lee

The Martha Lee

Senia Mara

Senia Mara

Ruth Court

Ruth Court

Rosemont Co-Op

Rosemont Co-Op

Capitol Crest

Capitol Crest

House by Trader Joe's

House by Trader Joe’s

1743 Boylston

1743 Boylston

1406 E Republican

1406 E Republican

707 E Roy

707 E Roy

608 & 612 Belmont

608 & 612 Belmont

Paramount/Goldie

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Swansonia

 

1420 E Madison St

1420 E Madison St

Gables

Gables

Sheffield

Sheffield

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Victorian House on 16th

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The Bering

Laurelton

Laurelton

Lana Blinderman, La Crosse (Southwest Corner), Places We Keep: Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill

La Crosse

Lana Blinderman, Harvard And Harrison, Places We Keep: Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill

Harvard and Harrison

Lana Blinderman, Piecora's Pizza

Piecora’s Pizza

Lana Blinderman, Garden Court

Garden Court

Lana Blinderman, Madkin/Renton/Alta Vista

Madkin/Renton/Alta Vista

Lana Blinderman, Olympian, Places We Keep: Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill

Olympian

Lana Blinderman, The Porter, Places We Keep: Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill

Porter

Lana Blinderman, DeLuxe, Places We Keep: Historic Apartments on Capitol Hill

DeLuxe

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Maryland