Haddaway Hall (Weyerhaueser Mansion) - Tacoma, WA
Posted by: Hikenutty
N 47° 17.313 W 122° 29.751
10T E 538121 N 5237354
Quick Description: John and Anna Weyerhaueser built Haddaway Hall to be their family mansion in 1923. The Jacobethan revival styled building was designed by the Cornell Brothers and landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2008 5:05:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM2XRK
Haddaway Hall was built by John and Anna Weyerhaueser. John was the oldest son of Weyerhaueser Lumber Co. founder, Frederick Weyerhaueser, and was president of the Weyerhaueser Company.
The mansion was designed in the Jacobethan revival style by the Cornell Brothers architects. In a biography on the Weyerhauesers it was noted that the project was primarily Anna's, and John named the home "Haddaway" as a cryptic pun for "had her way," since Anna had her way about most aspects of the homes design. The huge home has sweeping views of the Puget Sound and beautiful landscaping designed by the Olmsted Brothers. Obviously money was not an object when the house was built.
Currently the structure is a Baptist Seminary. The servant's quarters and greenhouse are in great disrepair however the main house looks well taken care of. The Seminary has built a chapel in a corner of the front landscape in a modern style, unfortunately, which mars the feel of the complex.
4301 N. Stevens
Tacoma, WA USA
County / Borough / Parish: Pierce
Year listed: 1983
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Periods of significance: 1900-1949
Historic function: Domestic
Current function: Religion
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
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