The Frink Mansion

The Frink Mansion

The Frink Mansion is a historic house located in Leschi, Seattle. It was built in 1905 and designed by Robertson and Blackwell. The house was often associated with John M. Frink, an early Washington senator, and businessman who played a big role in establishing Seattle for what it is today. He was the founder of Washington Ironworks and was active in the local manufacturing community at that time. Right across the street from the Mansion is Frink Park, named after him. He donated the land for it, and then eventually, he even worked for the Board of Park Commissioners to help with the developments. 

Even though it would have been convenient to live near the park, the Mansion, however, was made for his son Gerald who took over Ironworks from John after his death in 1914. Gerald and his wife Cora stayed in this home for the rest of their lives. Today, the Frink Mansion is used for hosting events like the "Afro Futures Gala 2023," which was organized by the City of Light Gallery and is a fundraiser that supports the development of an Afro/Indigenous gallery & cultural institution. 

While the Mansion itself is a historical piece of Real Estate, it's better to only visit it when events are being held. People can check out Frink Park instead, it's a fantastic hidden gem with a forest, well, not that big of a forest, but there are some trails that you could explore with the help of google maps. There's even a shortcut that leads to the piers and waterfront restaurants still within Leschi.

For more vibrant photos of the mansion, check out the article by Sarah Anne Lloyd at

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