Property Watch: A Historic Officer's Quarters in the Middle of Discovery Park

A pair of high-end, historic enclaves, Officer’s Row and Montana Circle, sit in the middle of Discovery Park—vestiges from when the park was Fort Lawton. This 1916 townhome is half of Building 901. Like the rest of Montana Circle, it was built originally for non-commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. Sure, the historic significance is a big draw here: The district joined the National Register of Historic Places in the late 1970s, and the homes still sport their original Colonial Revival designs. But the real headline is the location, completely enveloped by Seattle’s largest park.

While the military gave up most of the park to the city

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