AKA: Frederick and Nelson, Incorporated, Department Store #2, Bellevue, WA; Frederick & Nelson Department Store #2, Bellevue, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - department stores

Designers: Graham, John and Company, Architects and Engineers (firm); John Graham Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1955-1956

2 stories, total floor area: 102,000 sq. ft.

Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA

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When first announced in the Bellevue American newspaper on 02/03/1955, the new Frederick and Nelson Department Store was to contain 102,000 square feet (five times the size of the previous Bellevue store) and parking for 1,000 cars in lots on three sides of the building. It would occupy an anchor position in the new Bellevue Square Shopping Center, a development viewed at the time as an important milestone in the East Side's development after World War II. As described in 1955, the project was to estimated to cost $3,750,000 and have a payroll of $500,000 per year; Frederick and Nelson President and General Manager William S. Street indicated that the store would open by 08/1956.

PCAD id: 18027