Empire's bricks thus differ substantially from those
used in other landmark buildings of roughly the same
age - such as the Pike Place Livery Stable, 1910;
the nearby Oregon Hotel Building and the 1912 Dunn
Tin Storage Warehouse.
are details of the Seattle Empire Laundry's Southwestern
elevation corner from 1937 (left) and 1998 (right).
These show the excellent state of preservation of building
brickwork which remained the case until late 1998.