Established in 1914 as a home for unwed mothers and their children, the Theodora has been a home for people in need for over 100 years. In the mid 1960s, the building was rebuilt utilizing a HUD mortgage catered towards seniors. The building was designed by Robert Chervenak & Associates, and is a unique example of mid-century Northwest Modernism. Over the years, the Theodora has been home to many seniors and people with disabilities, many of them veterans.
Please see the images and captions below for a small glimpse into the Theodora’s past.
Images and Text taken from Wendel, Ann. Images of Seattle’s Ravenna Neighborhood. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2007.