This is the James & Hastings building on Water Street in Port Townsend, Washington (USA). It was built in 1889 for Francis W. James (1832-1920) and Lucinda Hastings, the widow of Loren B. Hastings.
Water Street is the main street that goes through downtown. This entire downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These buildings date back to the 1880’s. Being an artist community, many of these old buildings and homes have been carefully restored, which has made Port Townsend into a well known tourist stop. You can sign up for guided tours of this historic district, starting in the Spring and going through the Summer season.
This Victorian architecture is one of the things that I love the most about Port Townsend. The gingerbread style trim gives Victorian buildings their unique look.
Photo taken in September, 2010 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. I’m entering this in the Beautiful Buildings challenge hosted by the Creative, Talented and Unknown group.
11/8/10 – Featured in the FREEDOM IN WORDS AND ART Group.
11/14/10 – Featured in THE BEST OF RED BUBBLE…DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY Group.
12/3/10 – Featured in the ROAD PHOTOGRAPHY Group.
6/9/11 – TOP TEN WINNER in the Road Intersection challenge in the Which Way group.