AKA: Oriental Block, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - commercial buildings - stores

Designers: Bebb and Mendel, Architects (firm); Charles Herbert Bebb ; Louis Leonard Mendel Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1902-1903

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606 2nd Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104-2256

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The Oriental Building stood at 606-610 2nd Avenue.

Building History

The Oriental Building is distinguished by the Sullivanesque ornamentation on its facade.

Building Notes

The early woman lawyer Leola May Blinn had her office in the Oriental Building, Room #515, in 1918. Blinn had passed the Washington State Bar in about 1911, and was one of the first lawyers practicing in the city.

PCAD id: 8562