AKA: Gordon Hardware Store, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - stores

Designers: Boone and Meeker, Architects (firm); William Ely Boone (architect); George Cook Meeker (architect)

Dates: constructed 1884-1885, demolished 1889

927 1st Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104

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The Gordon Hardware Building was located at 927 Front Street when first built; Front later became 1st Avenue.

Overview

The Gordon Hardware Company. Store and Office Building #1 was located at 927 Front Street (later 1st Avenue), at Cherry Street. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1888, p. 92.)

Building History

The Seattle architectural firm of Boone and Meeker designed the Gordon Hardware Store #1 in Seattle, WA. William E. Boone, (1830-1921), was likely the designer, as George Cook Meeker, (1849-1919), worked primarily in the Bay Area during the 1880s.

F.C. Burns served as President of the Gordon Hardware Company in 1888, and was assisted by G.B. Adair, Treasurer and Manager, and F.H. Hardwick, Secretary. Gordon Hardware was a jobber of hardware, cutlery, guns and sporting goods at 927 Front Street. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1888, p. 92.)

Demolition

The Gordon Hardware Store #1 was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1889.

PCAD id: 14377