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Benjamin F. McAdoo Jr.

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

We hope to conduct more research on Benjamin F. McAdoo Jr., the first African-American architect to have an ongoing practice in Washington State. There has been ongoing research on McAdoo by Docomomo WEWA, and we hope to connect with them to identify the extant buildings designed by McAdoo. These include:

The King Country Central Blood Bank (1970, Tukwila), Seattle First National Branch Bank (1970, Wedgwood Neighborhood, a prototype that was also used at Rainier Beach in Seattle and Lake Hills in Bellevue), Ethnic Cultural Center, Seattle (1970-72), Fire Station No. 29 (1972, Seattle), and the Queen Anne Forward Thrust Swimming Pool (1974-78, Seattle).

photo below courtesy UW CAUP VRC, Thelma McAdoo

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