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Cornerspotted: From Driving Cars to Talking Books

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Yesterday, we asked you to guess where this former car dealership is located. Commenter 'Todd' nailed it right away. It's The Washington Talking Book and Braille Library at 9th and Lenora.





Image: Alden Jewell S. Leigh Savidge establish the area's first Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth retail dealership in Seattle in 1926. They moved into this building in 1948 when it was completed. The building's Streamline Moderne stylistic details include a flat roof, a curved northeast corner, a smooth stucco exterior, a strong horizontal emphasis with banded surfaces and windows, and a considerable use of glass blocks. Nowadays it's where you go if you need a braille or audio book as it has been since 1983.
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