Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Bumgardner Architects (firm); Sellen Construction Company, Incorporated (firm); Albert Orin Bumgardner (architect); Raymond Chalker (engineer); Collins (engineer); Alan Grainger (architect); Chris Libby (architect); Putnam (engineer); Scott (engineer); John Henry Sellen Sr. (building contractor/civil engineer)

Dates: constructed 1983

22 stories, total floor area: 85,094 sq. ft.

1107 1st Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101-2967

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Building History

Built between 08/1981-07/1983, the Watermark Tower utilized salvaged pieces of the nearby Puget Sound Mill Building (Bebb and Gould, 1924); the southeast corner of the new apartment building re-used some of the previous building's terra cotta sheathing on the first floor. The main entrance way, with its ornate door frame and pediment, was reused in its entirety.

Building Notes

This reinforced concrete tower has one of the more distinctive pinnacles in the Pike Place Neighborhood, with black, blue and brown Art Deco tile work stepping up and down the building's top floors. This 276-foot tower contains five office floors and 15 floors of condominiums, 85,094 gross square feet, 70,464 net. The lot covered 0.3 of an acre.

Tel: (206) 622-2670 (2005).