Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

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520 Pike Street
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101

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Between 1884 and 1887, George F. Frye (1833-1912) resided on the northwest corner of 6th Avenue and Pike Street in 1887. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1884, p. 85 and R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1887, p. 253.) This location corresponded with the address 520 Pike Street in 2019.

Building History

In 1885, Frye was the Manager of the Seattle Co-operative Society at 913 Front Street (later renamed 1st Avenue), a cooperative consumer buying organization. (In 1885, Henry Adams was the President and Alexander Maitland, the Secretary of the Seattle Co-operative Society.) Something called the "Seattle Co-operative Society" continued to function in 1918, and was represented at the first annual National Co-operative Convention held in Springfield, IL, in 09/1918. These organizations sought to enable consumers to buy products at wholesale prices available to cooperative bulk customers.

Two years later he operated the Seattle Pharmacy and Frye's Opera House. (See Seattle and King County, Washington, City Directory, 1885, p. 85.)

PCAD id: 23105