AKA: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Oregon State Pavilion, Seattle, WA; University of Washington, Seattle, Law Building #1, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - exposition buildings

Designers: Lewis, David Chambers, Architect (firm); David Chambers Lewis (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908-1909, demolished 1917

2 stories

view all images ( of 2 shown)

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Seattle, WA 98195

OpenStreetMap (new tab)
Google Map (new tab)
click to view google map

Building History

Portland architect David Chambers Lewis (1867-1918) designed this "Roman classic" exposition building called by the Western Architect, "...one of the most striking structures on the [Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition] grounds." The magazine's writer went on: "Topped by a huge dome it commands prominence in the sky line. Over its main entrance, supported by four groups of coupled columns is a large pediment upon which is the seal of the state of Oregon in bas relief. Two stories in height the building provides exhbit halls, a reception room, retiring rooms and suites for the Governor and Commissioners." (See "Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Washington," Western Architect, v. 14 no. 1, 07/1909, p. 6)

Building Notes

This pavilion resembled Monticello with a projecting classical portico and its low central dome. Like many buildings influenced by French Beaux-Arts tastes, the facade of the Oregon Pavilion featured paired columns and piers.


The Oregon State Building was razed in 1917.

PCAD id: 7089