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The beloved Hammons House is on display at MOHAI at Lake Union Park for the first time! A newly designed case features the home decorated for the holidays, shown with a pair of original portraits that also appear in miniature inside the house.
The finely crafted Colonial Revival miniature mansion was co-designed by Claire Bagley Hammons, her husband Frederick Dent Hammons, and architect Joseph S. Coté. It was completed in 1948 and given as a gift to the Seattle Historical Society in 1955, now known as the Museum of History & Industry.
The mansion, complete with fine stately columns, a shingled roof, and two chimneys, has two stories, 16 rooms, and measures 47 inches wide, 36 inches high, and 57 inches long.
The exquisite workmanship found in the house is the result of many artists including: Ethel Forbes Harding, Jensen and Nielsen Jewelers, Franz Zallinger, Jean Day Zallinger, Frank Matter, J.J. Conery, C.A. Ratti and A.J. Ratti, Harold Simonson of Los Angeles, Gus Olson, Eric H. Pearson, Guglielmo Cinci of Boston, and Florence Terry.
The Hammons House is one of the most beloved objects in MOHAI’s collection of over 100,000 artifacts. It was completed in 1948 and given as a gift to the Seattle Historical Society in 1955, now known as the Museum of History & Industry.
The Hammons House is festively decorated for the holidays and shown with a pair of original portraits that also appear in miniature inside the house.
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