In Seattle, every old building has a story, and our hardworking neighborhood has quite the colorful past. Designed in 1927 by architect Victor W. Voorhees, the two buildings that anchor Troy Block were once home to businesses as diverse as the Boren Investment Company Warehouse, David Smith Furniture, United States Radiator Corporation, and most notably, Troy Laundry Company. Most of the ornamental brickwork and terra cotta detailing of the original buildings will be maintained in the new façade, echoing the past in a place where we expect a lot of new history to be made—including yours.
Last 3 Images: Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch
King County Assessor’s Property Record Card Collection Photographs (1937-1972)