Thursday, October 12, 2006

Northgate Mall

Seattle, Washington - circa 1967

Beautiful Northgate Mall in the 1960s (more commonly referred to as the Northgate Shopping Center in those days). In this great photo we see the famous totem pole that has greeted shoppers for many years. It's still there at the North Entrance if you'd like to go see it sometime. I posted another shot of it in this earlier Northgate entry.

Here's a little snippet from a great Northgate essay at (highly suggested reading):
"In 1952, Bellevue sculptor Dudley C. Carter designed and carved the 59-foot cedar totem pole that decorates the grand entrance to the mall."
Mall history: 1950 - present
Architect: John Graham Jr.
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4


Blogger Scott Parsons said...

Wow, I love that. Art in a mall is highly underrated. The fountain is beautiful, too.

Thu Oct 12, 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

Now that's definitely a departure from the abstract or animal sculptures found in or outside other malls. And so very fitting for the locale, too.

Thu Oct 12, 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northgate is now a Simon property, badly remodeled. That totel pole and planter is still there, but the George Tsutakawa bronze fountains (three of them) were removed, current location sadly unknown, and the planter is now filled in with dirt.

Fri Oct 13, 10:23:00 AM  

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