The Austin A. Bell Building
|Also known as||
The Austin A. Bell Hotel
The Belle Apartments
2326 1st Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
|Designed by||Elmer Fisher|
- Residences: 42
- Parking: 52 spaces
- *At the top of the building the brick changes from smooth and fine to rough and haphazard. This is where the building originally sported a large cornice, which was lost in the first half of the 20th century due to a lack of maintenance. *The building's southern-most bay (the narrowest one) is topped by a small tower, which once has a sloped roof, not the flat one it exhibits today. *This building was erected across the street from where the Bell family home once stood. *This was once the location of an experimental Cafe Starbucks store.
- 1889: This building opened as the Austin A. Bell Hotel.
- 1937: This building was bought by Sam Israel.
- July 12, 1974: This building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1978: This building was named a Seattle Landmark.
- 1981: This building was largely gutted by fire.
- 1997: This building was bought for redevelopment for one million dollars.
- 1998: This building reopened as residences.