historic FOUNDATION Mission

The Rainier Club Historic Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable corporation, was created to preserve the historic, aesthetic and cultural significance of The Rainier Club’s iconic, landmark building for the greater Seattle community. 

Building History
A rare example of Jacobean-revival style in Seattle, The Rainier Club was designed by noted Spokane architect Kirtland K. Cutter in 1904. In 1929, distinguished architect partners Charles H. Bebb and Carl F. Gould of Seattle designed a new building wing with a Georgian-style entry with Art Deco ornamentation throughout the Clubhouse which is beautifully preserved to this day. The Club was designated a historic landmark in 1986 by the City of Seattle’s Historic Preservation Office and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rainier arts & Library Foundation Mission

The Rainier Arts & Library Foundation (RALF), a 501(c)3 charitable corporation, acquires and stewards artistically and culturally significant objects appropriate for The Rainier Club. RALF makes collections available for public and scholarly use through exhibits, education, and loan programs in order to link the past to the present.

RALF’s collection is diverse and singular. Collection highlights include sculpture from Rainier Club Laureate Tony Angell and volumes I - X of the republication of Edward Curtis’ work, The North American Indian. Works from the RALF collection have been featured in exhibits at the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of History & Industry, and Cascadia Art Museum.

To inquire about donating to the Historic Foundation or RALF please contact

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