AKA: United Exchange Building, Incorporated, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Graham, John and Company, Architects and Engineers (firm); John Graham Sr. (architect/engineer); Francis W. Grant (architect)

Dates: constructed 1929-1930

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821 2nd Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104-1578

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The Exchange Building occupies much of the block between First Avenue and Second Avenue bordered by Marion Street on the north.

This building served the local stock and commodities exchanges; it was built at a very inopportune time, just after the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange in 1929. It is considered by many to be one of Seattle's most distinguished Art Deco buildings. Woodbridge and Montgomery (1980) associated Francis W. Grant of the John Graham firm as a leading designer of this important local skyscraper; King County maintained some offices in this building c. 2007.

Tel: 206-624-9136 (2006);

Renovations were ongoing in 2005;

PCAD id: 5291