Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Frye Art Museum, First Hill, Seattle, WA

ID: 6109
Construction Date: End Date: 1952
Notes: tel: 206-622-9250 (2006);
Alteration Note: Addition by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, in 1997. Noted Seattle landscape architect Richard Haag did the courtyard garden for this addition.
Building History: Seattle residents Charles and Emma Frye created a non-profit organization that could display their art collection. They commissioned architect Paul Thiry, Sr., to design the structure; just a few years previously, Thiry designed the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). Opened in 1952, it has offered free admission since its inception.
Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - museums
Locations: Structure:
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA
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Exterior view of the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 2007; from Wikimedia Commons, photo by Joe Mabel