Preservation in the News: Federal Reserve Bank, Seattle Branch

Federal Reserve Bank, Seattle Branch Building / Source: Google Maps streetview

Two more articles in Crosscut were published this week about the Federal Reserve Bank, Seattle Branch Building (1015 2nd Avenue) and the lawsuit brought by the Committee for the Preservation of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank against the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Seattle Branch. Knute Berger attended the hearing and reported extensively on its proceedings in an article titled, “City’s Landmark Preservation Process on Trial.” Today, Berger reports the breaking news in a Crosscut blog post that U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik found the Federal Reserve Bank’s purchase and sale agreement of the bank building “unlawful.” For background on this issue, read Berger’s first article in Crosscut.

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1 Response to “Preservation in the News: Federal Reserve Bank, Seattle Branch”


  1. 1 Thomas Thompson March 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I have a personal reason for hoping they preserve this building. My father, Leonard E. Thompson, was the Superintendent of the Bank from about 1950 through 1958, and he used to delight my sister and I by bringing us down to the Bank to watch the operation of the “money destructor,” which was a mechanism for shredding old money. Many fond memories of this building.


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