Also from the Seattle Times Oct.25, 1925 issue, a real estate editor’s montage of progress in local construction. The Skinner Building gets its own essay on the left. Otherwise its No.2, the new Paul H. Lattner residence at Lake Park Drive (no address given), No.3, “group of new residences near the intersection of 14th Ave. Northeast and Victory Way (which, I think, is Lake City Way, aka Bothell Way, aka Red Brick Sunset Highway (around north end of the Lake Washington), No. 4, “residence at 914 Epler Place built by F. J. Davidson and sold to Charles Cohen.” The Skinner building, on 5th east side between University and Union Streets, too the site of the former Hippodrome, a great hall for conventions and dances. (We’ve featured it on this blog, so you can key-word it.) The Skinner Building was designed for its sumptuous 3000 seat theatre, and the first Seattle branch for the uppity San Francisco women’s apparel merchant, I Magnin. The Skinner was designed by architect Robert C. Reamer, who was also responsible for the 1411 Fourth Ave. Bldg, on Union, The Seattle Times bldge on Fairview, the Deca Hotel – origianlly the Meany -,. the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone, which the Pastor Dorpat family could only wonder at while sleeping in a tent, the Quinault Lodge, where I had my most tastey meal ever after one week of hiking the Olympics with dehydrated veggies, and the grand Fox Theatre in Spokane (still standing) where I saw the wonderfully pathetic movie Broken Arrow three times in 1950. My dad knew the manager.

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