Retirement complex started as barracks
OLD BARRACKS: On the corner of Potter Drive and San Miguel Street, there is a conclave of buildings, mostly apartments and one a retirement community.
It has been said that these buildings were originally barracks for Ent Air Force Base. What is the history?
- Bayard Wheeler
ANSWER: We checked with Winslow Court retirement community, and indeed these buildings started as Ent barracks when the Air Force base was located where the Olympic complex is today at Boulder Street and Union Boulevard. They were made into a four-building apartment complex, and in the late-1970s a Seattle firm modernized and refurbished them into a retirement community surrounding a new central courtyard and dining/social area.