— 1989 Washington State Centennial —Seattle's first skyscraper opened on July 4, 1914. The 42 story Smith Tower was the tallest building outside of New York City and Seattle's tallest for nearly fifty years. It was built by Lyman Smith of Smith-Corona and Smith and Wesson fame, from Syracuse, New York. Sheathed entirely in terra cotta, the building was designed by the Syracuse firm of Gaggin and Gaggin. In a race to construct Seattle's tallest building, Smith also hoped to anchor the "Second Avenue Canyon" area as the center of downtown. He died before the tower was completed.
|Placed By||Historic Seattle, Museum of History and Industry, Pioneer Square Businesses, and King County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10T E 550218 N 5272270|
|Decimal Degrees||47.60190000, -122.33191667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 47° 36.114', W 122° 19.915'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||47° 36' 6.84" N, 122° 19' 54.90" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||206, 425, 360, 253|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 506 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98104, US|
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