The Pacific Supply building is located on 12th
Avenue between East Union and East Pike St., part of Seattles
original auto row neighborhood that sprang up with the
advent of the automobile in the 1920s. Today the buildings location
puts it within a block of the Pike Street shopping district and within
a block of the Madison Street traffic corridor that connects the Madison
Valley, Madison Park and Madrona neighborhoods to Pike-Pine and downtown.
The building is a classic example of the tall three-bay design typical of many automotive buildings of its era. The walls are board-formed concrete, the interior columns and beams are virgin Douglas fir of up to three feet in girth and the main floor ceilings are 20 feet high. There is also a 14-foot-high daylight basement that has been fully renovated.
Our renovation improved the building’s seismic performance, removed the 60s era drop ceiling and lighting, reopened the original roof skylights and restored the transom windows on the street façade. The exterior has been repainted in historical colors and new signage installed.
Design work was performed by Graham Baba Architects with engineering
work by Swenson
Say Faget. Our general contractor on the project was Goudy
Building tenants include Pacific Supply Company on the street level and Foundation Crossfit on the lower level.