You may have seen that we recently listed this beautiful 1906 home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. We knew this home was special, but we didn’t know just how special it was! We were contacted by Barbara from Seattle House Histories who shared with us the amazing history of this home!
She shared with us that this home was originally owned by one of Bellevue’s pioneer families. Thekla Meydenbauer wife of William Meydenbauer, left an indelible mark on Bellevue as one of its first homesteaders. Their influential presence can still be felt today through landmarks like the Meydenbauer Center, Park, and Marina. Having married in Germany and immigrated to California before settling in Seattle in 1866, Thekla and William established a bakery and cracker factory at 1st and Columbia. After William’s passing in April 1906, Thekla applied for a permit to build a new home. She and her daughter, Minnie, resided there until their deaths in 1920, with Minnie passing away in September and Thekla following in November. Their story is a testament to the pioneering spirit that shaped Seattle’s history.
Check out the listing to see just how beautiful this home is!