Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - commercial buildings

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

Dates: constructed 1889

4 stories

2320 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1623

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Some indicate the address as being 2320-2322.

Amongst the many commissions in his office after the 1889 Seattle Fire, Elmer Fisher designed this office building for Austin Bell, the son of the Seattle pioneer, Bell, for whom Belltown is named; Fisher designed this and the next-door Austin Bell Building at approximately the same time, the budget for the latter being much more lavish; the owner, a well-to-do real estate speculator, committed suicide just after planning for the buildings began; construction was overseen by Bell's wife;

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Seattle Landmarks Board declared the Barnes Building a City of Seattle Landmark. Also listed as 2320-2322 1st Avenue.

Seattle Historic Landmark: 107754

PCAD id: 5805