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L'Amourita

 
 
L'Amourita Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 29, 2021
1. L'Amourita Marker
Inscription.  Named as a French-Spanish twist on the word "lover", L'Amourita was built in 1909 by developer Adolph J. Jarmouth. It is a classic example of the Mission Revival style of architecture, with ornamentation unique to the Pacific Northwest. An Eastlake landmark, L'Amourita became a cooperative in 1950.

Designated an Historic Landmark
by the City of Seattle

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 47° 38.83′ N, 122° 19.412′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue East and East Shelby Street, on the left when traveling north on Franklin Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2901 Franklin Avenue E, Seattle WA 98102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Naval Training Station Seattle (approx. Ύ mile away); George Washington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Anhalt Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Reverend George Whitworth Grave
L'Amourita Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 29, 2021
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); United Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); 1890 Seattle Fire Department Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Regarding L'Amourita. Excerpt from the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board's designation report:
… Adolph J. Jarmuth, the president of Northern Investment Company, has been cited as the original building owner. Little is known about Mr. Jarmuth. His wife, Edith De Long Jarmuth, was a supporter of socialist causes. Apparently she relocated to and died in New York after leaving Seattle around 1912. She was a friend of national feminist and radical, Emma Goldman. …

 
Also see . . .
1. Report on Designation (PDF). Report by the City of Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board in designating the apartment building a landmark in 2005. (Submitted on September 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. About L'Amouria / History and Facts. Tidbits from the cooperative's website. (Submitted on September 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

3. Biographical Sketch of Edith DeLong Jarmuth Smith.
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More details on the wife of L'Amourita's developer, who might have influenced the building's unique style. By Heather Grevatt for the National American Woman Suffrage Association. (Submitted on September 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jul. 5, 2022