Washington Federal Savings and Loan, Seattle, WA

This bank is at 2020 NW Market Street in the Ballard neighborhood. It was built between 1941 and 1946 with alterations in 1955 and 1962. Unfortunately, despite its visually stimulating, low-rise facade, it is proposed for demolition and will be replaced with a new historicist design. Here is an article on the replacement. The rear of the building is unusual in that it bears no relation to the other facade’s permastone and glass front, instead it is covered in small decorative tiles.  The building’s plantings are also unusual in that they include several striking decorative trees and shrubs, rather than the more typical corporate style decoration.

Thanks to eesloat for the photos.

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  1. Pingback: Demolished! Summer 2012 | Mid-Century Mundane

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