AKA: 500 Pacific Avenue Building, Downtown, Bremerton, WA; Chase Bank Building, Downtown, Bremerton, WA

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

Designers: Branch, Branch and Garrison, AIA, Architects (firm); Barrie Dale Branch (architect); Kenneth Gordon Branch (architect); Kenneth Garrison (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

Building History

The 1st Federal Savings and Loan Building in Downtown Bremerton, WA, replaced a Methodist Church on this site, torn down in the mid-1960s. The Bremerton architectural firm of Branch, Branch and Garrison designed the building, with its distinctive exterior clad in concrete panels covered in quartz aggregate. These Mo-Sai aggregate panels, produced by the Mo-Sai Institute of Salt Lake City, UT, gave the building its informal name in Bremerton, the "Peanut Brittle Building."

Branch, Branch and Garrison worked with the Bremerton general contractor Hainsworth Construction Company.

In later years, New York-based Chase Bank would occupy the portions of the building.


At some point in the early 1970s, three more floors were added to the 1st Federal Savings and Loan Building by the architectural firm of Branch, Branch and Garrison.

PCAD id: 24469