Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - commercial buildings

Designers: Fisher, Elmer, H., Architect (firm); Elmer Horace Fisher (architect)

Dates: constructed 1887-1888

Pioneer Square , Seattle, WA

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Building History


The frenetic architect Elmer H. Fisher designed this office block for Scottish-born engneer/businessman James Murray Colman (1832-1906) just before the disastrous Seattle Fire of 06/06/1889. According to historian Dotty DeCoster, writing in "An artist’s rendering of this frame building is on display (in 2008) in the Colman Building lobby at 811 1st Avenue." (See Dotty DeCoster,, "Colman Building (Seattle)," posted 07/27/2008, accessed 08/01/2018.)

PCAD id: 4655