AKA: U.S. Government, Douglas, William O., Federal Building, Yakima, WA; William O. Douglas Federal Building, Yakima, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - post offices

Designers: Paddock and Hollingbery, Architects (firm); United States Government, Department of the Treasury, Office of the Supervising Architect, Simon, Louis A. (firm); United States Government, Department of the Treasury, Office of the Supervising Architect, Taylor, James Knox (firm); Donald Ross Hollingbery Sr. (architect); William E. Paddock (architect); Louis Adolphe Simon (architect); James Knox Taylor (architect)

Dates: constructed 1911-1912

3 stories

25 South 3rd Street
Yakima, WA 98901

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Supervising Architect of the United States Treasury, James Knox Taylor, provided the design for this Neo-Georgian building, completed in 06/1912 at the height of the Beaux-Arts Movement in US architectural history. The US Congress voted in 1978 to rename the building in honor of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (1896-1980), who attended Yakima High School and later taught English and Latin in the same school for two years.

A one-story wing was added to the building's rear facade in 1926. Supervising Architect of the US Treasury, Louis A. Simon, took down this 1926 addition when he appended two three-story wings to the north and south facades joined by a single-story wing between 1937-1940. Yakima architects William E. Paddock (1920-2002) and Donald Hollingbery, Sr., (1924-2003), made a two-story addition to the rear of the building in 1987 and renovated the building's interior and mechanical equipment.

National Register of Historic Places (November 27, 1979): 79002568 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 4805