Smith Tower

Smith Tower (HMEV2)

Location: Seattle, WA 98104 King County
Country: United States of America

N 47° 36.114', W 122° 19.915'

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— 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.

[Seal of the City of Seattle, 1889]
HM NumberHMEV2
Year Placed1969
Placed ByHistoric Seattle, Museum of History and Industry, Pioneer Square Businesses, and King County
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 550218 N 5272270
Decimal Degrees47.60190000, -122.33191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 36.114', W 122° 19.915'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 36' 6.84" N, 122° 19' 54.90" W
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Area Code(s)206, 425, 360, 253
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 506 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98104, US
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