Puget Power Building

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Puget Power Building
Record height
Tallest in Bellevue from 1956 to 1967[I]
Surpassed by400 Building
General information
StatusDemolished
Architectural styleModernist
Address10607 NE 4th
Town or cityBellevue, Washington
CountryUnited States
Construction started1955[1]
Completed1956[1]
DemolishedFebruary–March 2006[2][1]
OwnerPuget Sound Power and Light (Puget Power)
Height52 feet (16 m)[3]
Technical details
Floor count4
Design and construction
Architecture firmHarmon, Pray and Detrich
DesignationsMost Endangered Historic Properties (Wash. Trust for Historic Pres.)[4]

The Puget Power Building was a four story tall building in Bellevue, Washington. When it was built in 1956 as the corporate headquarters for Puget Sound Power and Light (popularly known as Puget Power), it was the tallest building in Bellevue and on the Eastside.[1][5] It was described by conservationists as "the best example of the International Style on the Eastside".[2]

The property was sold to a developer by Puget Sound Energy, the successor to Puget Power. The same day the sale was recorded, the building appeared on the annual list of most endangered historic properties compiled by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.[6][4]

The building was demolished in 2006 to make way for a new high-rise development that was to become Bellevue Towers, one of which shared the title of highest building in Bellevue.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Puget Power Building", Pacific coast architecture database, University of Washington digital collections
  2. ^ a b Puget Power Building, Documentation and Conservation of the Modernist Movement, Western Washington
  3. ^ Puget Power Building at Emporis
  4. ^ a b Most Endangered Historic Properties List—Past sites, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
  5. ^ Kurt Clark (January 19, 2011), "106th Ave and NE 4th Street – Back In The Day", Bellevue city news blog, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, ... the Puget Power building – Bellevue’s first ‘skyscraper’ built in 1956 ...
  6. ^ "Group wants to save old Puget Power Building", King County Journal, via eCultural Resources, June 16, 2005

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Records
Preceded by
Tallest building in Bellevue, Washington
1956–1967
Succeeded by
400 Building

Coordinates: 47°36′49.3″N 122°11′55.1″W / 47.613694°N 122.198639°W / 47.613694; -122.198639