History of the Theodora

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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.

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