Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Prosser, William F., House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

ID: 14978
Alt. Name: 1000 East Garfield Street House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
Hammond, Jean, House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
Construction Date: End Date: 1909
Notes: Clinker brick cladded the first floor of this three-story, Tudor Revival residence. Upper floors were covered in stucco with the gable dormers featuring half-timbering. The design was composed symmetrically, creating a tri-partite composition of bays on the front facade. Designer David Myers positioned the front door centrally, inset into main facade. According to architectural historian Lawrence Kreisman, "The originally simple service entrance at the side of the house was expanded early on to be nearly as ornate, with an arched hood and stained-glass windows." (See Lawrence Kreisman, "An English Revival's top floor gets a top-drawer remake," Seattle Times Northwest Magazine, 07/10/2010, <> Accessed 02/02/2012.)
Building History: The Seattle City Treasurer, William Prosser, lived in this residence for two years, from 1909 until his death in 1911. Prosser commissioned the Seattle architectural firm of Graham and Myers to design the house. During World War II housing shortages, the Prosser House was compartmentalized into four apartments. The interior designer Jean Hammond, who purchased the place in 1957, renovated the rundown interior and maintained it as separate apartments. The upstairs apartment complete with dining room, two bathrooms, two fireplaces and a balcony, was rented out, c. 2010 to the interior designer Tim Pfeiffer. Entry to the upper floor was gained via the former service stairs accessed by a side entry. This house by Graham and Myers dated from a boom year in Seattle residential construction, 1909. The architects sited the dwelling on a lot that measured 10,400 sq. ft. (0.24 acre) in size. The total square footage was 10,160 square feet, with 2,980 on the first floor, 2,550 on the second and 2,830 in a finished basement.
Assessor Number: King County 3398800075
Structure Size: Total Square Feet: 10160
Number of Floors: 3
Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses