Monday, September 21, 2009

The McKay block- Ad unknown

Mercer and Westlake, South Lake Union

I have absolutely no idea what this was an advertisement for, but I am very excited to have seen it and get the photo. The building that was torn down (foreground rubble) was the Pacific McKay building which is rumored to be being moved North a bit and fully rebuilt as it was on this corner. Some City of Seattle online documents indicate the remaining building, Ford McKay, will stay put and that the connecting hallways will be sealed. I'm very curious to see what becomes of this ghostie. provides an some interesting background on these buildings. What I find fascinating is that the Ford McKay building (which hosts the ghost sign) is a mere three years older than the Pacific building. The paint on the ad must have still been wet when the new building went up!