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Washington Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 3)

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Bowlero
Lakewood, WA
The Bowlero bowling alley was built in 1958. [map]

Original House of Donuts
Lakewood, WA
Joel M. Pritchard Library
Olympia, WA
The Original House of Donuts opened in 1959. Another location was built in Tacoma, WA at the same time. That building now houses a lighting store. There is a modern location in downtown Tacoma now. [map]

The Joel M. Pritchard Library was designed by Paul Thiry and built in 1959. For more, see this website. [map]

Lee Creighton Justice Center
Olympia, WA
The Lee Creighton Justice Center was built in 1966 as Olympia's City Hall. It was designed by Robert H. Wohleb. The donut shaped building which housed the council chambers was originally surrounded by a fish-filled moat. For more, see this website. [map]

Medical Arts Building
Olympia, WA
The Medical Arts Building was designed by G. Stacey Bennett and built in 1966. [map]

Westside Lanes
Olympia, WA
The Westside Lanes was built in 1961. [map]

former Fotomat
Shelton, WA
former Fotomat
Renton, WA
former Fotomat
Snohomish, WA
This former Fotomat in Shelton now houses Valley Espresso. [map]

There is another former Fotomat in Shelton.

This former Fotomat in Renton now houses Rev It Up Java. [map]

This former Fotomat in Snohomish now houses The Coffee Bean. [map]

There are still lots of these former photo-developing kiosks around the country including these in California.

Bramble Home Store
Snohomish, WA
The Bramble Home Store building appears to be five interconnected Quonset huts. It might have been built in the 1940s. However, the front of the building looks like it might be from the 1950s or 1960s. Does anyone know the history of this building? [map]

Auburn Memorial Stadium
Auburn, WA
The Auburn Memorial Stadium is also known as Troy Field. The stadium is used by Auburn High School which is located across the street. It appears to be from the 1970s. [map]

Riplinger Funeral Home
Spokane, WA
The Riplinger Funeral Home was built in 1953. The relief sculpture was created by Harold Balazs. This sign looks like it might be from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Parkade
Spokane, WA
The Parkade was completed in 1967. The 11-story building has a 188 foot tower. It was designed by Warren Heylman. This parking garage and skywalk system play a central role in downtown Spokane. [map]

Spokane International Airport
Spokane, WA
The Spokane International Airport was designed by Warren Heylman and built in 1965. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Washington Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Jackson Visitor Center (Ashford)
Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center (Coulee Dam) [map]

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