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Mutual Life Building, 601-607 First Avenue, Seattle, King County, WA



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Item Title


Location
601-607 First Avenue, Seattle, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-42
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-31).
Significance: The Mutual Life Building is an example of Victorian Romanesque architecture typical of the buildings in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square. Designed to two prominent Seattle architects, Elmer Fisher and James E. Blackwell, it was constructed after the great Seattle fire of 1889. The site of the building is significant in Seattle's history as that of Henry Yesler's cookhouse, the city's first restaurant and public space. The building's location across from Pioneer Square and its pergola make it a prominent part of the historic fabric of the district.

Subjects
Food Industry
Banking
Business & Finance


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE, GENERAL VIEW
2. SOUTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT, VIEW FROM YESLER STREET
3. EAST FRONT, MAIN BUILDING ENTRANCE
4. SOUTH SIDE, ENTRANCE TO FIRST FLOOR
5. FIRST FLOOR, EAST ENTRANCE LOBBY, VIEW OF STAIR AND CORRIDOR TO ELEVATORS
6. BASEMENT, SOUTHEAST ROOM, VIEW OF STONE ENTRY STAIR REMNENTS
7. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTH CORRIDOR, VIEW OF STAIRWAY
8. SECOND FLOOR, EAST CORRIDOR, VIEW OF ELEVATOR AND STAIRWAY GRILLWORK
9. SECOND FLOOR, EAST ROOM, VIEW OF WINDOWS ABOVE MAIN ENTRY
10. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHWEST ROOM, BANK VAULT DOOR
11. THIRD FLOOR, MAIN EAST CORRIDOR, VIEW OF OPEN STAIR, RAILING AND DOORWAYS TO OFFICE SPACES
12. THIRD FLOOR, FRONT OF ELEVATOR GRILLWORK
13. THIRD FLOOR, DETAIL OF STAIRWAY: CARRIAGE, NEWEL POST AND RAILING
14. THIRD FLOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM, VIEW OF ARCHED WINDOWS
15. THIRD FLOOR, SOUTHWEST ROOM, VIEW OF ADJACENT OFFICE SPACES
16. FOURTH FLOOR, VIEW INTO EAST ATRIUM, SHOWING SKYLIGHT TO THIRD FLOOR
17. FOURTH FLOOR, NORTH CORRIDOR
18. FOURTH FLOOR, NORTH ROOM, VIEW TO LIGHT/AIRSHAFT AND ADJACENT OFFICE SPACES
19. FOURTH FLOOR, EAST CORRIDOR
20. FIFTH FLOOR, STAIRWAY IN EAST CORRIDOR
21. FIFTH FLOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM
22. FIFTH FLOOR, SOUTHWEST ROOM, VIEW OF ARCHED WINDOWS, DOORWAYS AND ADJACENT OFFICE SPACES
23. FIFTH FLOOR, NORTH BATHROOM, VIEW FROM PUBLIC COORIDOR
24. SIXTH FLOOR, SKYLIGHT OVER OPEN STAIR, EAST CORRIDOR
25. SIXTH FLOOR, NORTH CORRIDOR, VIEW OF SKYLIT AIRSHAFT
26. SIXTH FLOOR, SOUTH CORRIDOR


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