The Great Seattle Gargoyle Hunt – #3

Okay, smarties. Here is the third installment of the Great Seattle Gargoyle Hunt. For rules of play see the first entry, here. The first two were apparently way too easy.

This is a medium difficult one. Unlike Gargoyle #1 (the walrus on the Arctic Building) this one is not high profile. People don’t talk about this one in everyday conversation and you probably won’t have seen it unless you spend time walking downtown. And yet it is distinctive. And you can see it on Google Street View.

Use the comments to submit your answer. Where is this wingéd lion?

Gargoyle #3


6 Responses to “The Great Seattle Gargoyle Hunt – #3”

  1. 1 J. Kingston Pierce September 29, 2011 at 09:51

    Hah! I know this one. That bas relief lion can be spotted on the front of the 1924 Seattle Chamber of Commerce Building, 215 Columbia Street, designed by Schack, Young & Meyers.

    • 2 Matt September 29, 2011 at 10:46

      Dang! I don’t believe this! That was supposed to keep folks busy for a while. Yes, Jeff, that’s the place, and thank you for the date and designer info as well. Congratulations. Your limerick will be posted on this blog at some point soon.

      [Folks, meet my old friend and mentor from my journalism days. J. Kingston Pierce is a local author who has written histories of Seattle (“Eccentric Seattle” among others) and the City by the Bay (“San Francisco, You’re History!”) and is currently associated to a suspicious degree with a crime fiction website called the Rap Sheet (click his name, eh). Also, a heck of a guy, who once told me that to be a good writer: “Read. Read everything.”]

  2. 3 marni October 3, 2011 at 23:20

    Okay. I, a long time ( as in all time) Seatle native, really want to play along. And I love your blog! I just don’t check it on the hour of every day…and so always miss my moment to compete, or to at least be a contender. Perhaps….you could post a date/time approximation so we all can play in this fierce battle of Seattle architectural sleuthery? I’m such a limerick fan. I desire to be immortalized, or to at least be in the running. I’m voting for a notification of impending architectural detection, as it were! I’ll leave you with the first line of my favorite limerick:

    There once was a man from Derdass….

    • 4 Matt October 4, 2011 at 12:15

      Hmmm. Your request is heard, o Seattlite of olde. I’m not sure what to do about it, but maybe a prepost post or something. Let me abide with this conundrum…
      I love that tantalizing first line…no more need be said. You should google up the one about the “young novice of Chichester whose form made the saints in their niches stir…”

  1. 1 GSGH winner limerick #3 « Just Wondering Trackback on September 29, 2011 at 15:21
  2. 2 GSGH #3 | The Great Seattle Gargoyle Hunt Trackback on January 20, 2012 at 21:15

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