|Title||Pioneer Building (Seattle, Wash.), exterior details of terracotta |
|Architects||Fisher, Elmer H., 1840?-1905 |
|Client||Yesler, Henry L. (Henry Leiter), 1810-1892 |
|Date of Drawing Execution||1889-1890 |
|Object Type||Architectural drawings |
|Physical Description||Ink on drafting cloth: 72 x 44 cm. |
|Building Street Address||606 1st Ave. |
|Building Location||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Descriptive Notes||Handwritten on drawing:|
Business Building for H. L. Yesler, Esq.
Fisher, Architect. Seattle, W.T.
Details of Terra Cotta Work
Scale: 3/4" to 1'
|Building Style||Richardsonian Romanesque|
|Building Notes||Elmer Fisher opened his architecture studio in Seattle in 1887. His practice lasted until 1891, when he left the business to become proprietor of the Abbott Hotel. He is the architect most closely associated with rebuilding the city's commercial core after the June 6, 1889 fire. Completed in 1892, the exterior walls of the Pioneer Building are constructed of Bellingham Bay gray sandstone at the ground floor and red brick at the upper floors. Although typical of the type of buildings constructed right after the Fire of 1889, it stands out in the variety of its terra-cotta and cast iron detailing and the richness of its interior. |
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Architectural elements; Architectural decorations & ornaments |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Pioneer Building (Seattle, Wash.); Office buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle--Designs and plans; Architectural terra-cotta--Washington (State)--Seattle--Designs and plans |
|Digital Collection||Architecture Collection|
|Digital ID Number||ARC0501|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Elmer Fisher Collection |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original drawing in RGB at 200-400 dpi, saved in TIFF format, changed to indexed color, enhanced and resized using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2006. |