AKA: Fourth and Pike Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA; 4th and Pike Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Lawton George Willis, Architect (firm); George Willis Lawton (architect)

Dates: constructed 1926-1927

10 stories

1424 4th Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101

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Building History

The 10-story, reinforced concrete Liggett Building was under construction in March of 1927; Liggett's Drugstore occupied the prime corner location; an advertisement appeared for the new building in the Seattle Daily Times, 03/06/1927, p. 27. At the time, the advertisement indicated that the 4th Avenue and Pike Street intersection on which the Liggett Building was located, saw the most traffic of any in the city.

Building Notes

According to an advertisement extolling Seattle's construction rate in 1927, the Liggett Building cost $650,000 to erect. (See "Seattle 'the City that is ever Building!'" Seattle Daily Times, 07/09/1928, p. 34.)

National Register of Historic Places (Listed 2011-08-31): 11000626 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 5592