AKA: Arcade Building #2, Rhodes Ten-Cent Store #1, Downtown, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - department stores

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1903

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1325 2nd Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101

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This first dime store operated by the Rhodes Brothers, Albert, William, Henry and Charles, opened within a portion of the huge Arcade Builidng #2 on 06/06/1903, fourteen years after the Great Fire of 1889. This Rhodes Ten-Cent Store operated from 06/06/1903 into the 1920s. It continued in operation even after a second Rhodes Brothers 10-Cent Store was opened at 1507 4th Avenue on 12/15/1924.

Building History

The Polk Seattle Directory Company's Seattle, Washington City Directory, 1904, indicated that the Rhodes Brothers Company Store was managed by William L. Rhodes, President and Manager, Henry A. Rhodes, Vice-President, and Charles W. Rhodes, Secretary. William Rhodes resided at 108 15th Avenue North in Seattle, while both Henry and Charles lived in Tacoma, WA. (See Polk Seattle Directory Company's Seattle, Washington City Directory, 1904, p. 882.)

The address for this store was 1311-1315 2nd Avenue in 1922. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1922, p. 1223.) The Rhodes Brothers cotinued to do business in the Arcade Block into the 1950s.

Building Notes

Charles A. Lawrence, Sr., (1885-1945) worked as a "window trimmer" at the Rhodes Store in 1918. He was the father of Seattle architect Charles A. Lawrence, Jr., (born. 1914 in Seattle, WA).

PCAD id: 22497