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

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

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211 Cherry Street
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104

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William D. Perkins and Company maintained its banking operations in the Alaska Building between at least 1910 and 1935.

Building History

William D. Perkins and Company, Bankers, maintained its Seattle location in the Alaska Building in 1935. Perkins was a prominent Seattle hotel and apartment developer beginning in 1890. According to the City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods' Historic Architecture Database: "After moving to Seattle in 1890, Perkins established the private banking house of Wm. D. Perkins & Co. Bankers in 1893 and in 1905 incorporated the business as a successful real estate bank. Perkins’ business constantly expanded under his direction and he developed or financed not only the Oxford Hotel, but also several apartment houses including the Sheridan, Englewood, Cascadia, Sovereign and Spring Summit Apartments and the Marlborough House." (See City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods, "Seattle Historical SitesSummary for 1920 1st AVE / Parcel ID 1977200940," accessed 11/23/2016.)

Building Notes

In 1910, William D. Perkins and Company operated a safe deposit box business in the Alaska Building, charging $4 per year for the service. (See R.L. Polk and Company’s Seattle City Directory, 1910, p. 579.)

PCAD id: 20763