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Mid-Century Modern Pacific Northwest

 

When you think of Googie and space age, how much more mid-century futuristic can you get than the Space Needle and Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA? Built for the 1962 World's Fair, this space age monument is a proud reminder of the mid-century space race era. The color of the Space Needle originally was orange.

 

Space Needle
Photo courtesy Louis Di Fazio

Pacific Science Center
Seattle, WA
Photo courtesy Louis Di Fazio

 

These remaining structures from the 1962 Seattle World's Fair depict a much more optimistic time in America's past. The Space Needle stands tall and the googie structures to the right are still at the Pacific Science Center in Downtown Seattle.

 

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Googie Architecture

 

 

Dads
Portland, OR
Photo courtesy Jeff Raber

Check out the architecture on this old building for Dads in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

Vantage Building
Vantage, WA
Photo courtesy Joel Davis-Aldridge

Here's an old mid-century looking building found in the small town of Vantage, WA. This rounded building looks like it could have been the atrium for an old coffee shop or flower shop. 03-06

 

 

 

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