The History of the Mansion –
Built for Love

It's been called “the grandest bon–bon of them all,” but Ann Starrett simply called this glorious Queen Ann mansion home. Sublimely situated on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound, the Ann Starrett Mansion was built by wealthy contractor George E. Starrett in 1899 for his bride, Ann.

Not only was the house built in Queen Anne style, but George was so besotted with his new wife that he hired a New York artist George Chapman to create a solar calendar for the rare, eight–sided dome tower, using Ann's likeness for each of the Four Seasons and Four Virtues depicted there. Ruby–colored glass was installed in each of the tower's small dormer windows. Now, when the sun shines on the first day of each season, a ruby red light shines toward the angelic maiden that represents that season, recalling George's passion for Ann, the woman he loved.

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Convenient Location

Located in the heart of the quiet Port Townsend uptown historic district, you can walk to the movies, historic market place, restaurants were the locals enjoy fresh Northwest cuisine and seafood, full breakfasts, freshly baked items in the bakery and brewed espresso. During the season walk to the Farmers Market were local farmers and food artisans are selling their fresh food, such as cheeses and fresh prepared salmon on a delicious baked bun. Yummy! Or walk down the historic steps to Haller Fountain and to the downtown historic waterfront and enjoy more shopping, art galleries, museums, & eateries.


“The Queen of Queen Anne's – A Port Townsend inn recalls the heyday of grand Victorian style and a lifelong love affair.”
– By Donna Pizzi
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744 Clay Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368