clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cornerspotter: Downtown Seattle's Baillargeon Building

Try pronouncing the name of this building three times fast

Yesterday we asked you to guess the what and where this terra cotta building was in Seattle. Commenter TF206 nailed it right off the bat by guessing it's the Baillargeon Building located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Spring Street.

Designed by Charles Saunders and George Lawton, it was built as a department store run by J.A. Baillargeon in Seattle in 1908 and later became the home of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Seattle Branch until 1950. The interior was incorporated into the new headquarters when a modern bank was constructed next door in 1957-58 and now the two buildings are connected.