Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - exposition buildings

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1909

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University of Washington Campus, Seattle, WA

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The AYPE publicized the economic and cultural strides made in Seattle since its inception, about 60 years previously. It focused on the region's commerce, both local manufacturing and agricultural, and sought to underscore the Puget Sound's position as the closest American gateway port to the Orient. This gate--inspired by Japanese torii--embodied the hope that trade with the Far East would become a major economic strength for the city and its neighbors.


PCAD id: 18443