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Smith Tower

Title: Seattle by Night - Second Avenue and the 42 Story Smith Tower
Date: 1930
Publisher: C.T. Johnston Co., Seattle, U.S.A.
Text: This great building with 600 offices with exterior trim of bronze and interior of steel, finished to resemble highly grained mahogany. Besides possessing every convenience required in the business day, has a Chinese Room adjoining and opening onto the observation balcony. This magnificent room is highly decorated in heavy and finely carved Chinese Teakwood, wrought by native workmen, embellished with myriads of porcelain panels in varying designs, replicas of more gorgeous, visited each year by thousands who are afforded a beautiful vista of Seattle, the bay and lakes and the snow capped mountain ranges, with Mount Rainier and Mount Baker in the distance.

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