The hull Building

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Located at First Avenue and Battery Street is the Hull Building (2402 First Avenue), which was designed in 1889 by architect Elmer Fisher. It was built by Alonzo Hull to house his furniture and upholstery business, with hotel rooms upstairs. It has a richly detailed brick facade with cast iron columns, a relatively unusual feature in Seattle.

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First Avenue and Virginia Street (1.9mb mp3)

Find this building on our walking tour map. (680kb pdf)

Hull Building, King County Property Record Card, Washington State Archives, 1937
Hull Building photo by Mimi Sheridan, 2010

About us

This site is dedicated to the history of Seattle's downtown and waterfront, especially the State Route 99 / Alaskan Way Viaduct corridor. It was developed by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration as an educational resource and as part of a Memorandum of Agreement for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (pdf 1mb).

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