REAL ESTATE: Another city landmark in West Seattle on the market

That’s a historic photo of what was the Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, at 42nd/Lander, more recently known as The Sanctuary at Admiral. In 2009, the city Landmarks Preservation Board designated it as an official city landmark. It’s spent much of the time since then as an event venue, but now it’s up for sale – one of two city landmarks in West Seattle that are currently on the market, along with the Campbell Building in The Junction. The Sanctuary is a 9,000-sf building on a 10,000-sf lot, according to the brochure for the $3.5 million listing, which touts the 93-year-old building’s “endless potential.”

7 Replies to "REAL ESTATE: Another city landmark in West Seattle on the market"

  • Mj August 30, 2022 (6:28 pm)

    It’s a really nice event venue facility, for $3.5 million, taxes and upkeep a need for a lot of events to be viable is likely a challenge.

  • Al August 30, 2022 (8:25 pm)

    Indeed, a beautiful venue. But it only has space for small to medium events (under 100 guests), and has no parking, so it’s really not suitable for the sort of high frequency and high capacity events you’d need to outweigh a mortgage on 3.5 mil. .In fact, I’m certain the previous owner failed to adequately profit when working against a far lower mortgage (and lower interest rate), so this is a challenge for sure. Maybe an eccentric millionaire will buy it just to live there?

  • Graham August 30, 2022 (8:56 pm)

    Thank you for running this historic photo, which gives a clue to the origins of the street name for Niesz Ct, which runs east-west between 48th-50th Aves SW in Admiral just north of Admiral Way. I realize that’s not the focus of your story but am grateful nonetheless. 

  • Auntie August 30, 2022 (9:22 pm)

    I thought it was a private home, briefly, at one point…

    • WSB August 30, 2022 (9:30 pm)

      It was.

  • I read it August 31, 2022 (7:54 am)

    Why is  businesses having significant barriers to entry be touted as a good thing in this brochure?  Also, quant.  

  • Diane August 31, 2022 (5:02 pm)

    thanks for including the brochure; most interesting, I’ve been inside dozens of times, so many meetings, events, open house; but I never knew there’s a rooftop deck

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