CRAWFORD's, Seattle WA


I'm guessing, oh, late 30s. Maybe '40, '41, right?

Let us google . . . ah. Well, from an obit in the Seattle Times:

John Edgehill Meaker, an English butcher's son who opened a number of restaurants and built a thriving spice-and-seasoning supply house, is dead at age 96.

His father, Albert, had a butcher shop that supplied meat to ships' chandlers, a restaurant in Seattle and, during construction of Grand Coulee Dam in the 1930s, a second restaurant in Grand Coulee.

Johnny Meaker opened his first restaurant, Crawford's Sea Grill, near the downtown Seattle ferry terminal in 1940. Four years later, he sold that operation and opened another under the same name in Tacoma.

Impossible to improve upon the stark clear perfection of this building, right?