Longacres, 1621 Southwest Sixteenth Street, Renton, King County, WA
Significance: Longacres was the premier thoroughbred race track of the Pacific Northwest from its opening meet in 1933, until its final season of live racing in 1992. For nearly sixty years, Longacres was owned and operated by three generations of a single prominent Seattle family, the Gottstein-Alhadeffs. Famed theatre architect B. Marcus Priteca designed the original racecourse facilities and personally supervised all improvements to the site through the 1960s. Horses and jockeys of national renown set world racing records at Longacres, widely acknowledged as one of the fastest and safest tracks in the country. For its high standards of management, its scenic beauty, and its family-oriented atmosphere, Longacres enjoyed a nationwide reputation.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N56
Survey number: HABS WA-201