A Brief History of the Roanoke Park Neighborhood & 2801 Broadway E
David T. Denny (1832-1903) and Henry Fuhrman (1844-1907) platted the Roanoke Park neighborhood as part of their Denny-Fuhrman Addition and Supplemental Addition to the City of Seattle in 1890. It included the land north of Roanoke Street to Lake Union, and numerous grand homes in the area were constructed between 1908 and 1912. Originally developed as a streetcar suburb, Roanoke Park exemplifies Seattle's early twentieth century residential architecture. In 2009, part of the neighborhood was designated as a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places.
Local architects who designed houses in the district include Bebb & Gould, Beezer Bros., Huntington & Gould, Edwin J. Ivey (1883-1940), Lawton & Moldenhour, Frederick A. Sexton (1852-1930), Bertram Dudley Stuart (1885-1977), Victor W. Voorhees (1876-1970), Arthur Wheatley (d. 1948), Walter Ross Baumes Willcox (1847-1947), Andrew Willatsen (1876-1974), and John I. Mattson (1894-1980).
2801 Broadway has a history of its own. Originally owned by Harry Kent, a part of the Kent Family of Kenworth Trucking/Paccar, the home has withstood the test of time. Immediately apparent when you walk in the door are the intricate details of 1900s era architecture and design. The home remained in the Kent Family until 1976, when it was sold to the Eagan’s. The Eagan’s owned the home until 2003, before selling it to the Kindred Family. Many improvements were completed during this time, while still preserving the original charm and detail for enjoyment.
Now, coming to market with more recent updates including new master & shared baths, new fixtures, new paint, and more, this home is ready for its next chapter!