Haddaway Hall (Weyerhaueser Mansion) - Tacoma, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 80

Long Description:
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.
Street address:
4301 N. Stevens
Tacoma, WA USA
98402


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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