Key Bank Center

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Key Bank Center
National Realty Company Bldg, Tacoma, Washington.jpg
Postcard published c.1910s
Former names National Realty Building
Puget Sound National Bank Building
Record height
Tallest in Washington state from 1911 to 1914[I]
Preceded by U.S. Bank Building Building (Spokane)
Surpassed by Smith Tower (Seattle)
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 1119 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington
Coordinates 47°15′09″N 122°26′16″W / 47.2526°N 122.4379°W / 47.2526; -122.4379Coordinates: 47°15′09″N 122°26′16″W / 47.2526°N 122.4379°W / 47.2526; -122.4379
Construction started 1909
Completed 1911
Roof 70.71 m (232.0 ft)
56.1 m (184 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 16
Floor area 8,919 sq ft (828.6 m2)
Lifts/elevators 3
Design and construction
Architect Heath, Gove and Bell

Key Bank Center, formerly the Puget Sound National Bank Building, is a 16-floor high-rise in Tacoma, Washington. When completed as the National Realty Building in 1911, the 71 m (233 ft) tower was the tallest building in the state of Washington until surpassed by Seattle's Smith Tower in 1914. Key Bank later sold the tower and moved into the building at the corner (1101 Pacific) which now houses the South Puget Sound District Offices of Key Bank as well as its Tacoma Main Branch office.

The tower, with marble quarried in Alaska, was designed by Frederick Heath.[3]


  1. ^ Key Bank Center at Emporis
  2. ^ "Key Bank Center". SkyscraperPage. 
  3. ^ June Allen (20 October 2004). "The State Capitol and Its Marble and Keeping the Capital in Juneau". Stories In The News. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 

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