Long time Seattle and Highlands resident, Bagley Wright, passed away Monday night at the age of 87. One of the original investors in the Space Needle, Mr. Wright also was an influential Seattle art patron and philanthropist.
The Seattle Times gave a brief overview of Mr. Wright’s life since he came to Seattle:
Mr. Wright came to Seattle from New York in 1956 and started a real-estate development company. Over the decades, he became known as one of the leading funders, collectors and promoters of arts in the Seattle area.
He led the creation of the Seattle Repertory Theatre at Seattle Center following the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, and the Bagley Wright Theatre there is named in his honor.