Eagles Auditorium Building

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Eagles Auditorium Building
Eagles Auditorium (Seattle) 2007-09.jpg
View of Eagles Auditorium from Union Street, September 2007.
Location 1416 7th Avenue
Seattle, Washington
Nearest city Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°36′39″N 122°19′56.7″W / 47.61083°N 122.332417°W / 47.61083; -122.332417Coordinates: 47°36′39″N 122°19′56.7″W / 47.61083°N 122.332417°W / 47.61083; -122.332417
Built 1924-25
Architect Henry Bittman
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83003338
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 14, 1983
Designated SEATL May 6, 1985[1]

The Eagles Auditorium Building is a seven story historic theatre and apartment building in Seattle, Washington. Located at 1416 Seventh Avenue, at the corner of Seventh and Union Street, the Eagles Auditorium building has been the home to ACT Theatre since 1996. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on July 14, 1983. The current configuration of the building, under the official name Kreielsheimer Place,[2] has two stages, a cabaret, and 44 residential apartments.[3]

The elaborately terracotta-covered building (designed by the Henry Bittman firm)[3] has been known at times in the past as the Eagles Temple and as the Senator Hotel.[4] The building was Aerie No. 1 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (which was founded in Seattle).[2] It was one of several places where Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke November 10, 1961 on his only visit to Seattle.[3] The building also served as the home of the Unity Church of Truth from the mid-1950s until 1960, and was a major rock concert venue from the mid-1960s until 1970. Among other groups, The Grateful Dead performed herer 8 times in 1967 and 1968.

Besides its NRHP listing, the building is also an officially designated city landmark, ID #112272.[5]

Terracotta eagle on the Eagles Auditorium


  1. ^ "Landmarks and Designation". City of Seattle. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Eagles Auditorium Building". National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b c The Eagles Auditorium: Where Dr. King made Seattle history, Remembering Dr. King, King County official site, October 31, 2002. Accessed 19 June 2013.
  4. ^ WASHINGTON - King County, National Register of Historic PlacesNational Register of Historic Places. Accessed 27 December 2007.
  5. ^ Landmarks Alphabetical Listing for E, Individual Landmarks, Department of Neighborhoods, City of Seattle. Accessed 28 December 2007.