AKA: Seattle Park Board Offices, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Young, Richardson, Carleton and Detlie, Architects and Engineers (firm); William Hodder Carleton (architect); John Stewart Detlie Sr. (architect); Stephen Hinley Richardson (architect); Arrigo Mazzucato Young (civil engineer/mechanical engineer)

Dates: [unspecified]

2 stories


This Modern Seattle Parks and Recreation Department office building had a very Modern appearance, with geometrical forms, lack of ornamentation and floating, flat roof over the main entrance. End walls were solild rectangles covered in coursed ashlar. This use of wood and coursed ashlar facing materials was very common during the early-to-mid-1950s across the US and particularly in the Seattle area.

Building Notes

The Seattle Park Board Offices won a Second Place Award in the Non-Residential Stone category of the Unite Masonry's Puget Sound Award Program in 1954. (See Unit Masonry Association, Incorporated, Unit Masonry Idea Book, [Seattle: Unit Masonry Association, Incorporated, c. 1954], n.p.)

PCAD id: 24307