Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Gould and Champney, Architects (firm); Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, Builders (firm); Édouard Frère Champney (architect); Augustus Warren Gould (architect)

Dates: constructed 1910-1911

6 stories

Building Notes

According to Seattle historian Paul Dorpat, the Seattle Electric Building used a new structural system to support the building's floors. He wrote: "The structure was 'modern' not only in its steel-and-concrete construction but also in the design of its ceiling, where beams were replaced with cables crisscrossing from the supporting columns.The Times described this 'mushroom system' as an 'entirely new style of architecture.'" (See Paul Dorpat, "Now and Then: Seattle Electric's Hub," Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine, 12/14/1997, p. 38.)

Demolition

The Seattle Electric Company Building was razed.

PCAD id: 8285