July 27th ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ Home Tour: THE COLMAN HOUSE

This tour will walk you through the historic Colman home designed in the 1920s by the famous architect, Arthur Loveless!

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

There are two sessions:

VIP: 12 to 2pm ($100)

The VIP session includes refreshments and a discussion about Loveless by his relative, Susan Shorett, and family history from the Colman family by SWSHS curator, Tasia Williams. The VIP session will be limited, so please RSVP early to reserve your spot!

General Admission: 2 to 4pm ($15; SWSHS members: $10)

RSVP and purchase tickets by clicking “PURCHASE TICKETS HERE”, by sending an email to museum@loghousemuseum.org or calling (206) 350-0999. Attendees can also pay at the door with check, cash and credit card.

The Colman House address is:

9343 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136

An aerial view of the Colman house and the Fauntleroy Ferry
Who are the Colmans?
James M. Colman, a Scottish immigrant, moved to Seattle in the 1860s and brought the rest of his family over in the 1870s. James made a fortune investing in many enterprises such as Yesler’s mill and the Walla Walla Railroad.

The family bought property in Fauntleroy in 1905 and James’s son, Laurence Colman recruited his friend, Arthur Loveless, to design a new home for him and his family in 1922.

The Colman family is known today through their impact of their philanthropy. The family donated the land for Camp Colman, the Colman pool, and financially supported the Fauntleroy church, their local YMCA, as well as countless contributions to their community.

Who was Arthur Loveless?
Loveless was one of the most influential and well-known architects working in Seattle in the 1920s and 1930s. Loveless worked on many iconic Seattle buildings, such as the Loveless Building in Capitol Hill, Fraternity and Sorority buildings on the UW campus, and private residences. Loveless used elements from traditional English architecture and rearranged them to fit in the Pacific Northwest landscape.By touring the Colman house, visitors can experience Loveless’s efforts to build homes with an “elusive and indefinable quality of charm”.


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