Some days you just get news that makes your heart sink. The Seattle Church of Christ at 2555 8th Ave W has been the victim of theft – and it’s pretty brazen. Someone stole the antique metalwork off a set of exterior doors on the church – that’s right, they stole a part of Queen Anne history:
The church is an example of Italian Renaissance/Byzantine Revival architecture, designed by Harlan Thomas and built in 1926. According to Historic Seattle, the building was almost lost to demolition in 2007, but was saved thanks to the Queen Anne Historical Society’s Landmarks/Preservation Committee. The church was sold and the new/current owners agreed to nominate it for Landmark status – it received its Landmark designation in June 2009.
If you have any tips on the metalwork’s whereabouts, or if you saw any suspicious activity near the church doors – or, if you know of a metal artist/smith who could replicate a replacement – please contact Jay Kelly via email or at 206.914.2659.