Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, WA


This bank at 2010 Market Street NW in Ballard dates from 1951. The bank represents a typology from the late 1940s and early 1950s when classical design was morphing into a more modern appearance. Banks, especially in urban areas, sometimes exhibit this New Formalist style. Unfortunately the awnings detract from the overall simplicity of the design, but otherwise it remains relatively unaltered.

IMG_1725The architect of the Ballard Branch is most likely John W. Maloney, given the building’s extreme resemblance to Maloney’s landmark Denny Way Branch from a year earlier.

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