Contact  |  About us

The Phillips House

The Phillips House, located at 711 East Union Street, is proof of First Hill's metamorphosis from its late 1800s role as an opulent neighborhood of wealthy citizens to its 20th-century status as a largely middle-class area of modest homes and apartments houses.

By the beginning of the early 20th century, a streetcar line through First Hill attracted more middle-class citizens and transient workers to the posh upscale neighborhood of First Hill. The new middle-class residents sent many of the city's wealthy residents towards more isolated neighborhoods like the Harvard-Belmont Historic District.

In 1902, an accountant by the name of William Phillips built a framed, two-family house illustrating the paradigm shift of social orientation in First Hill. The two-family home was designed to be half Classical Revival style, and half "Classic Box" design.

Over the years, subsequent owners remodeled the Phillips House into apartments, and, finally the building deteriorated beyond livability. The Phillips House was then condemned in 1978, and sat empty for 14 years.

In 1992, Historic Seattle, purchased the property, and had a Seattle architectural firm divide it into 11 housing units for persons earning 50 percent of Seattle's median income, or less. The Phillips House exemplifies the outstanding blending of historic preservation and affordable housing that can be found on those rare, precious occassions.

Off-site search results for "The Phillips House"...

MIKE PHILLIPS: THE SACHEM SPEAKS
... damn big long words! I had problems with the ‘u’, the ‘w’, the ‘i’, the ‘c’, the ‘a’ sometimes if he didn’t close it. So, all this writing and I was trying to correct everything as I was going, but I was too slow. Can you imagine ... maybe I ...
http://www.mohicanpress.com/mo06015.html

Phillips House--Seattle, Washington: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
The Phillips House after renovation. Photograph by Mike Romine The Phillips House before renovation. Photograph by Sven Larsen Both images courtesy of Stickney Murphy Romine Architects, P.L.L.C. of Seattle Previous Site | Next The Phillips House after renovation. Photograph by Mike Romine The Phillips House before renovation. Photograph by Sven Larsen Both images courtesy of Stickney Murphy Romine Architects, P.L.L.C. of Seattle Previous Site | Next The Phillips House before renovation. Photograph by Sven Larsen Both images courtesy of Stickney Murphy Romine Architects, P.L.L.C. of Seattle Previous Site | Next Site | List of ...
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/seattle/s8.htm

Phillips, The Slave Labor Problem in the Charleston District
... sorrow of the women and the old men who stayed at home, the black despair of the oncoming generation, the great upheaval and demoralization in the so-called Reconstruction period and the gradual return thereafter to moderately healthful ...
http://www.dinsdoc.com/phillips-3.htm

privacy policy