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February 4, 2014

Landmark hearing on Central District bank

Journal Staff Reporter

It was designed by Mel Streeter, a prominent African American architect, and opened in 1968 as the first African American bank in the Pacific Northwest.

The city of Seattle is being asked to declare the former Liberty Bank building in the Central District a landmark, and that could scuttle plans for putting low-income apartments on the site.

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