AKA: Seattle-First National Bank, Incorporated, Branch, West Seattle, Seattle, WA; Seafirst Bank, West Seattle Branch, West Seattle, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings)

Designers: Thiry, Paul, FAIA, Architect (firm); Paul Albert Thiry Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1961-1962

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4306 SW Edmunds Street
West Seattle, Seattle, WA 98116

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An alternate address was 4757 California Avenue SW


This clean, simple reinforced concrete bank building had the clean lines and serenity of a Greek temple, although its purity was disrupted by unfortunate alterations made over the years.

Building History

Seattle architect Paul Thiry's (1904-1993) floating modernist box opened for bank business in 01/1962. It operated as a SeaFirst branch, then was acquired by Washington Mutual and used as a drive-up bank only.

It became a Chase facility in 2009.


It has been altered several times; its original transparency has been obscured and an inept entryway shelter for ATMs was added next to the parking lot.

PCAD id: 14764