Structure Type: built works - industrial buildings - factories

Designers: Anderson, Koch, and Duarte, Architects (firm); Willatzen, Andrew C.P., Architect (firm); Andrew Christian Peter Willatzen (architect)

Dates: constructed 1913-1914

1130 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144-2842

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Andrew Willatsen designed this factory for George G. Black, who needed a manufacturing space for his Black Bear overalls. A number of apparel manufacturers, such as Filson, operated factories in this section of Seattle, WA. Willatsen had designed only one industrial building before the Black Manufacturing Company Factory.

Seattle Landmarks Board designated the Black Manufacturing Building a City Landmark; Date introduced/referred: 08/03/1987; Date passed: 09/08/1987; the building occupied 15,000 square feet and accommodated 550 workers. Status: Passed; Vote: 9-0; Date of Mayor's signature*: 09/18/1987;

The factory was rehabilitated into office and industrial space by Anderson, Koch, and Duarte, Architects, in 1984.

Seattle Historic Landmark (09/08/1987): 113601

PCAD id: 11100