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12 Seattle Buildings That Turn 100 in 2013

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Alki Point Lighthouse at dusk (Credit: Joe Mabel)

We suppose there isn't that much architecturally-significant about the year 1913 in Seattle's history. There were a few notable constructions, be it for merchants, public use or private residence. But the fact that a few of those buildings have made it to 2013 deserves some huzzah and kudos. After the jump, you'll find 12 Seattle buildings that are celebrating their 100th Birthday this year. Many are no longer housing the things they intended while some are literally still houses. One wonders how many of them will actually make it to 2113...

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1. Columbia House

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403 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Built in 1913, this iconic historical counterpart to the 76-story Columbia Center was renovated in 2001.

2. Alki Point Lighthouse

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The present concrete fog signal building with the 37-foot octagonal tower was completed in 1913. Alki Point remains in service today.

3. Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant

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700 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Designated a City of Seattle landmark, this building now only houses storage units but was originally a Ford Motor regional assembly plant for Model T modules shipped from Detroit. It was designed by famous architect John Graham Sr.

4. Stimson Mill Admin Building

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Shilshole Avenue Northwest & Northwest Vernon Place
Seattle, WA 98107

This brick building was built in 1913 as the administrative office of the Stimson Mill which once took up much of the Salmon Bay waterfront. The building was designed by Spokane-based architect Kirtland Cutter, who also built the Rainier Club and the Stimson-Green Mansion.

5. Cavanaugh House

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Once known as the Lockkeeper's House, it was built in 1913 for just shy of $8,000. The first completed structure of the Lake Washington Ship Canal still stands to welcome boats as they cross through the locks.

6. Shafer Baillie Mansion

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907 14th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Built in 1913 the Mansion has been restored and renovated by the current owners Mark Mayhle and Ana Lena Melka. Now it's an urban bed & breakfast.

7. Raymond/Ogden Mansion

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702 35th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Joseph S. Cote designed a Georgia mansion in the Madrona neighborhood for Seattle surgeon Dr. Alfred Raymond in 1913. Myron Ogden purchased the home in 1949 and it soon became a consulate for several foreign governments. It is now a Seattle Landmark.

8. Wallingford Fire Station

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North 45th Street & Densmore Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

Horse-drawn apparatuses charged from the station’s unique accordion-style doors until 1921, when the animals were replaced by a motor pumper.

9. Fisherman's Terminal

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3919 18th Ave W
Seattle, WA

Operated by the Port of Seattle, the facility provides freshwater mooring for fishing vessels pleasure craft. It's also home to the Fishermen's Memorial, memorializing more than 500 local commercial fishermen and women who have been lost at sea.

10. $3.25M Harvard Belmont Tudor

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1039 Belmont Place East
Seattle, WA 98102

Designed by the Beezer Brothers Architects, built in 1913 in the heart of the Harvard—Belmont Historic District, this 8,243-sq-ft house was recently sold for $3.25M.

11. Greg Nickels' House

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1910 47th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116

You know Nickelsville, but Nickel's House is where the former Seattle Mayor and his wife call home. Before they lived there, it served as a private nursing home in the 1960s and that it stands next to the site of the original West Seattle Community Clubhouse.

12. 1205 22nd Ave Tudor

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1205 22nd Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Built in 1913 the home been painstakingly restored preserving the magnificent woodwork, stained glass windows & sliding pocket doors. Currently available for $2.77M, down from $3M.

1. Columbia House

403 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Built in 1913, this iconic historical counterpart to the 76-story Columbia Center was renovated in 2001.

403 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104

2. Alki Point Lighthouse

Seattle, WA 98116

The present concrete fog signal building with the 37-foot octagonal tower was completed in 1913. Alki Point remains in service today.

3. Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant

700 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Designated a City of Seattle landmark, this building now only houses storage units but was originally a Ford Motor regional assembly plant for Model T modules shipped from Detroit. It was designed by famous architect John Graham Sr.

700 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

4. Stimson Mill Admin Building

Shilshole Avenue Northwest & Northwest Vernon Place, Seattle, WA 98107

This brick building was built in 1913 as the administrative office of the Stimson Mill which once took up much of the Salmon Bay waterfront. The building was designed by Spokane-based architect Kirtland Cutter, who also built the Rainier Club and the Stimson-Green Mansion.

Shilshole Avenue Northwest & Northwest Vernon Place
Seattle, WA 98107

5. Cavanaugh House

Seattle, WA

Once known as the Lockkeeper's House, it was built in 1913 for just shy of $8,000. The first completed structure of the Lake Washington Ship Canal still stands to welcome boats as they cross through the locks.

6. Shafer Baillie Mansion

907 14th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Built in 1913 the Mansion has been restored and renovated by the current owners Mark Mayhle and Ana Lena Melka. Now it's an urban bed & breakfast.

907 14th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

7. Raymond/Ogden Mansion

702 35th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Joseph S. Cote designed a Georgia mansion in the Madrona neighborhood for Seattle surgeon Dr. Alfred Raymond in 1913. Myron Ogden purchased the home in 1949 and it soon became a consulate for several foreign governments. It is now a Seattle Landmark.

702 35th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Wallingford Fire Station

North 45th Street & Densmore Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Horse-drawn apparatuses charged from the station’s unique accordion-style doors until 1921, when the animals were replaced by a motor pumper.

North 45th Street & Densmore Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

9. Fisherman's Terminal

3919 18th Ave W, Seattle, WA

Operated by the Port of Seattle, the facility provides freshwater mooring for fishing vessels pleasure craft. It's also home to the Fishermen's Memorial, memorializing more than 500 local commercial fishermen and women who have been lost at sea.

3919 18th Ave W
Seattle, WA

10. $3.25M Harvard Belmont Tudor

1039 Belmont Place East, Seattle, WA 98102

Designed by the Beezer Brothers Architects, built in 1913 in the heart of the Harvard—Belmont Historic District, this 8,243-sq-ft house was recently sold for $3.25M.

1039 Belmont Place East
Seattle, WA 98102

11. Greg Nickels' House

1910 47th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98116

You know Nickelsville, but Nickel's House is where the former Seattle Mayor and his wife call home. Before they lived there, it served as a private nursing home in the 1960s and that it stands next to the site of the original West Seattle Community Clubhouse.

1910 47th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116

12. 1205 22nd Ave Tudor

1205 22nd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112

Built in 1913 the home been painstakingly restored preserving the magnificent woodwork, stained glass windows & sliding pocket doors. Currently available for $2.77M, down from $3M.

1205 22nd Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112