House built by William Thornton Whitney in 1902.; "The Whitney home is one of Seattle's many interesting older residences. Big, white and square, with its four columns in front and two at the side, its great windows and its small balconies, the house dominates the grounds that slope down to Highland Drive. It rises imperiously above the tops of Douglas firs and other fine old trees that follow the winding walk to the front porch and try their best to hide the regal loveliness of the home." ("Monarch of All it Surveys: William Whitney Home has Character, Charm." Seattle Times, June 9, 1935, Third Section, Page 4.); According to his obituary in the Seattle Times, William T. Whitney came to Seattle in 1888 and lived at this home at 154 Highland Drive from 1903 until his death at the age of 101 in 1955. "For many years in the real estate business, Mr. Whitney erected a number of downtown structures. Among them are the Hopper-Kelly, Trailways and the Seattle Lighting Co. buildings. Mr. Whitney also was former president of the Seattle Cracker & Candy Co., and the Imperial Candy Co. He was active in business until his late 90's. Mr. Whitney was born in Mississippi. He lived on a plantation as a boy during the Civil War. Later, he was a rancher and general merchant in Nebraska." ("Rites Set for William T. Whitney, 101." Seattle Times, November 9, 1955, Page 52.); According to 1964 Polk's Seattle City Directory, resident in 1964 was William's daughter Tyrone Whitney.
24.94 x 20.03 cm
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