Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Seattle Steam Plant Mural - Orca

Left: Seattle Steam Plant South Wall; Right: Seattle Steam Plant East Wall
Seattle Steam Plant South WallSeattle Steam Plant East Wall
Location: 1319 Western Avenue (47.60683,-122.339883)
Creator: James Crespinel (also created Mural – Martin Luther King Jr.)
Description: The plaque reads:

“The Western Avenue Wall Mural was created by artist James Crespinel and dedicated to the memory of his brother, William Donald Crespinel. The mural is sponsored by: the Seattle Waterfront Neighborhood Business Improvement Area and its Western Avenue Sub-committee; the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods; Seattle Steam; Harbor Properties; Immunex; Quadrant Management Services and Republic Parking. A special thanks to Kelly Balcomb-Bartok and David Ellifrit.

The mural on the south wall features an image of an actual orca whale named Merlin, indigenous to the southern resident pods of the San Juan Islands. The east mural is compsed of three panels with jumping Pacific white side dolphins and underwater marine life under the image of Mount Baker.”

Missing from this post, is the mural facing Elliot Bay, the west side of the building.

Seattle Steam is a privately-owned company that provides steam to buildings in Seattle’s Central Business District and First Hill neighborhoods. The murals are on the Western Plant, one of two plants Seattle Steam operates.

Left: Seattle Steam Plant Information About Mural; Right: South Wall
Seattle Steam Plant Mural Information PlaqueSeattle Steam Plant South Wall

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