AKA: King County, Administration Building #1, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - public buildings - police stations

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1860, demolished 1889

Prefontaine Place
Seattle, WA

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Costing $444.30, this combined Sheriff and Auditor's Office was the first facility paid for by King County to house its employees. Henry Yesler (1810-1892), the lumber mill owner and landlord, was also an employee of the County who owned the land on which the Sheriff's-Auditor's Building was sited. Although he worked for King County, he still sought rent from it for use of his land, causing charges of conflict of interest. King County never paid Yesler his rent and used this building until later in the 19th century, when he repossessed it.

Demolished; destroyed in the 1889 Seattle Fire.

PCAD id: 14286