Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Ryan, Henderson, Architect (firm); Henderson Ryan (architect/building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1913, demolished 1955

3 stories

As designed by architect Henderson Ryan (1856-1927), the three-story Blaine Building encircled the central Liberty Theatre. The Blaine Building occupied what is now a choice piece of real estate, across from Pike Place Market, but, at this time, it was located well to the north of the main commercial center on Second Avenue. Light terra cotta ornamentation cladded the exterior. Ryan created a Neoclassical composition of pilasters, entablatures, arches and engaged columns, with two bays situated on each side of a wide central bay containing the theatre entrance and marquee.

Demolished; the old Blaine Building/Liberty Theatre was wisely razed to create a breathtaking asphalt parking lot.

PCAD id: 18318