1914 was the year Seattle grew up, architecturally-speaking. It's the year a 38-story, 462-foot tower at 506 Second Ave. was completed. The Smith Tower was, until 1931, the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi. It remained the tallest building on the west coast until something called the Space Needle took over.
Since then, fifteen other buildings have moved the Smith Tower down the list of tallest Seattle structures, but it remains a vital and historical part of our skyline.
Speaking of vital links to our past, it's not the only building in town turning 100 in 2014. Check out the map below that showcases ten notable buildings in and around town that hit the century mark this year. Marvel at their ability to last this long while pondering if they'll all still be here come 2114...Read More