The Sanctuary Reflects Our Commitment to Preserving Seattle’s Rich History
Formally the First United Methodist Church, this new event venue on Fifth Avenue and Marion Street went through a long preservation battle. The building was built in 1908, the old church had to be rebuilt in order to be saved. To meet modern seismic code, the walls had to be thickened from the inside with approximately 10 inches of steel and concrete. Upon renovation, the old stained glass windows, original off-white paint color, rich woodwork, and terra cotta molding are all there, clean and pristine. The new space now hosts private and public events and even includes urban honey hives on the exterior of the stained glass-domed roof.
- Address: 811 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA
- Status: Completed
- Client: Daniels Real Estate
- Architect: ZGF Architects
- Structural Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
- Size: 21,000 SF