Building Oregon

Pioneer Building (Seattle, Washington)

Pioneer
Title
Pioneer Building (Seattle, Washington)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Creator
Fisher, Elmer H.
Photographer
Shellenbarger, Michael
Creator Display
Elmer H. Fischer (architect, c. 1840-1905)
Description
National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 1977)
View
exterior
Provenance
Design Library, University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1890-1899 1900-1909
Style Period
Queen Anne Style Shingle Style
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views office buildings
Latitude
47.605407
Longitude
-122.336894
Location
City of Seattle >> Washington >> United States King County >> Washington >> United States Washington >> United States United States
Street Address
600-610 1st Avenue
Date
1892/1909
View Date
1979/1989
Identifier
pna_15624.jpg
Item Locator
Shellenbarger Collection, K:17 99-05892
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
Source
Gift of Michael Shellenbarger
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Is Part Of
Pioneer Square (Seattle, Washington)
Institution
University of Oregon
Note
The Pioneer Building helps mark the heart of Seattle's early commercial development. It stands on the ground where Henry Yesler established the first sawmill of the area in 1853, thereby providing the city with its initial industrial base. He sold the land in the late 1880s, just before the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 turned the downtown into ashes. The foundation for the new Pioneer Building had already been excavated by the time fire swept through the city, but the ensuing construction crunch slowed the completion of the Pioneer Building. When it was completed in 1892, this beautiful building of red brick and terra cotta was arguably the finest of the 60 "fireproof" Richardsonian-Romanesque designs created by architect Elmer H. Fisher. Source: National Register Nomination