Tracy House - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HeyRob4449
N 47° 25.876 W 122° 21.007
10T E 549008 N 5253295
Quick Description: The W.B. Tracy House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1955 at 18971 Edgecliff Drive SW. near Seattle, WA.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2007 8:48:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM2GPM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 127

Long Description:
The W.B. Tracy House, was built on less than an acre on a wooded bluff overlooking Puget Sound, and is one of three in Washington state designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. William Tracy, a Boeing engineer, and his wife Elizabeth cast most of the hundreds of concrete blocks that make up this Usonian Automatic house themselves.

I wasn’t willing to trespass or disturb the current residents, so the photos were shot through the trees from the street. Despite this the Wright style is evident in the photos, it’s just unfortunate that the place isn’t kept in better shape.

From the register...
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Wright, Frank Lloyd
Architectural Style: Modern Movement, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Street address:
18971 Edgecliff Drive SW
Normandy Park, WA USA
98166


County / Borough / Parish: King County

Year listed: 1995

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1950-1974

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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