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New shopping tower at Third Avenue and Pine Street, Seattle, Washington, circa 1929-1930

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Summary:New shopping tower at Third Avenue and Pine Street, Seattle, Washington, circa 1929-1930. In later years the structure was known as the United Shopping Tower. Caption reads: "This new building, which represents a departure in retail merchandising methods in the Pacific Northwest, is a twelve-story structure devoted to select shops. Many of the individual shops occupy an entire floor. Shoppers under the 'vertical shopping' plan, of which the building is the Northwest exponent, conduct their shopping from floor to floor and shop to shop, unaffected by weather conditions, instead of between street level stores that are often-times far apart and separated by dense traffic." Postcard number: 5966-29, 3006.
Provider:Curt Teich & Co.
C.P. Johnston Co.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Washington
Place of origin – Settlement:Seattle
Temporal subject: 1921-1930
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Washington
Geographical subject – Settlement:Seattle
Topical subjects:Buildings
Stores & shops
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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