Magnolia Library, Seattle

The Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library was built in the early 1960s. The style is described as Northwest Regional Modernism.

The architect, Paul Hayden Kirk, worked with landscape architect Richard Haag to design a library that integrated with the surrounding landscape and marked a distinct break from the libraries build between 1908 and 1921 in the Beaux-Arts Carnegie style.

It won an Award of Merit from the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1965, and garnered the First Honor Award in the AIA American Library Association’s third annual Library Award Program in 1966. In March 2001, the Seattle Landmarks Board voted to add the Magnolia Branch Library to the city’s list of historic landmarks.

More information can be found at this excellent resource: sah-archipedia.

Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.

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