Dexter Horton National Bank Photograph Collection, 1932  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Dexter Horton National Bank Photograph Collection
1932 (inclusive)
1 album ((6 photographic prints, 3 newspaper clippings)) ; 24 x 29 cm.
10 photographic prints ((1 box))
Collection Number
Photographs of the Dexter Horton National Bank in Seattle, Washington.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

John Graham, Sr., prominent Pacific Northwest architect, designed the Dexter Horton Building during 1922-1924. Graham was well known for his design of many government, education, church, and retail buildings as well as his involvement in the architecture communities of Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Records in the John Graham, Sr., Architect file indicate a payment of $600,000 for the building. The Dexter Horton National Bank portion of the building later became the First National Bank and eventually transitioned into municipal government offices. Graham's son, John Graham, Jr., designed Seattle's Space Needle, among many other buildings and complexes.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This photograph collection documents the interior and exterior of the Dexter Horton National Bank located in the Dexter Horton Building on 2nd Avenue and Cherry in downtown Seattle, Washington. Six black and white photographs are assembled in an album, which also contains some newspaper clippings regarding the First National Bank. The collection also includes 10 loose photographs. All of the photographs appear to have been taken at the same time.

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Bank albumReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
1 1
[Blank page]
3 2
[Blank page]
5 3
Teller counters
[Blank page]
7 4
Patron counter in lobby with deposit slips and calendar
8 5
First National Bank newspaper advertisements [newspaper clippings]
9 6
Bank lobby with clock in background
10 7
Consolidated statement of the First National Bank [newspaper clipping]
Oct. 25, 1933
11 8
Teller counters
[Blank page]

Bank photographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
2 9
Dexter Horton Bank Building, corner of 2nd and Cherry, Seattle
3 10
Interior work area
4 11
Bank interior
5 12-13
Lobby with teller windows
6 14-15
Meeting room
7 16
Women typing in workroom
8 17
Lobby with customer service desks and teller windows
9 18

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Banks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Lobbies--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Graham, John, 1873-1955
  • Corporate Names :
  • Dexter Horton National Bank (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)