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Property Name Seligman, William O. and Stella M., House
Reference Number 14001054
State WA
County Spokane
Town Spokane
Street Address 2203 S. Manito Blvd.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/16/2014
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14001054.pdf
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Built in 1907 in the Manito Park Addition on Spokane's prestigious South Hill in the Manito Park neighborhood, the William Otto & Stella May Seligman House is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Category C in the area of ?architecture? for its architectural significance. The property's period of significance is defined as the year the house was built in 1907. The property was designed by Kirtland Kelsey Cutter, who founded the architectural firm Cutter & Malmgren, one of the city's most prolific design teams. The Seligman House is a tangible expression of Cutter's celebrated artistry and professional skills in architectural design, and is one of few bungalows designed by the architect.vi On August 25, 1907, the front page of the Part Three Real Estate Section in the local Spokesman-Review newspaper printed a lengthy description of the Seligman House along with floor plans, a photograph of the home, and a photograph of the living room. Constructed at a reported cost of $7,000, the property was touted as an "attractive home in Manito Park" with "many distinctive features," including exterior "color harmony," "large and well-arranged"rooms, and "ample grounds." The home was custom-built for William Otto Seligman and his wife, Stella May Seligman. W. O. Seligman worked as part-owner/manager of Seligman Brothers Shoe Store in downtown Spokane, and as a salesman for D. Holzman & Company, wholesale liquor and cigars.

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