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Vancouver Telephone Exchange

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This is the only Vancouver building designed by Seattle architects Albertson, Wilson and Richardson who were among the most prominent of their generation.

Built

Circa ~ 1934

Address

112 W. 11th St., Vancouver
Directions to the Vancouver Telephone Exchange building
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Open to public?

No. The building is now used for office space.

 

Vancouver Telephone Exchange

     

This beautiful building is in the shape of a U, with the street facing sides divided into alternating solid brick and recessed window bays. The entrance is surrounded by terra cotta of scroll and acanthus patterns. The building is similarly surrounded with scroll and lambs tongue patterns. A very unique copper and bronze elliptical canopy covers the entranceway. 

This is one of several Art Deco buildings built in Western Washington by Pacific Northwest Bell between 1928 and 1946. Pacific Northwest Bell used this building as its headquarters from 1934 to 1985.

  • Listed on the Clark County Heritage Register in 1985.
  • Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
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