East vs West: Dear Seattle part II

In Part I (found here), I discussed my architecture style preferences. Seattle, where I live now, has a lot of architecture I don’t like. Massachusetts, where I grew up, has a lot of architecture I love.

After reading the article, people asked for examples and pictures. So, this is part II.

Seattle/PNW architecture:

An article wherein Seattleites mourn a building being torn down: Ballard Denny’s is demolished

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The inside of that Denny’s

(picture is from an article on cityofart.net called The Ballard Denny’s)

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Old Safeway in Bellevue

(image is from an article on vintageseattle.org titled It Was Bellevue Safeway’s Pleasure)

In my opinion, those buildings are pretty ugly, and I’m very OK with them being town down.

 

Hudson, MA architecture (my hometown):

Pictures all taken by me

Public Library

Public Library

Downtown rotary

Downtown rotary

Public School Administration

Public School Administration

Boston, MA architecture:

Pictures all taken by me

Fire Station

Fire Station

Capitol

Capitol

Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall

South Station

South Station

In contrast to the Seattle pictures above, I love these old buildings. These are the buildings that I miss.