A Look at REO Flat’s Mural

Nice to see a little character coming to one of the new apartment buildings on the Hill, REO Flats In the 1930’s, all 25-auto dealers in the Seattle directory had addresses on Capitol Hill—and many facades from those iconic storefronts add unique historic character to the neighborhood today.

The new mural will adorn the seven-story, 108-unit apartment building named REO Flats after Ransom E. Olds and his REO Motor Company, once located on historic “Auto Row.”

Based on a 1930’s advertisement of the classic REO Speed Wagon, the “ancestor to the pick-up truck,” the mural will be hand painted by Foley Sign Company’s “walldogs.” Foley Sign Company is a third-generation family-owned business originally located in the Pike-Pine neighborhood in the building now known as The Packard Building at the corner of 12th & Pine.

REO 3-Ton Speed Wagon Truck Brochure

REO Flats Mural 4.11.14

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

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  • DC

    That is a pretty unfortunate name in light of the RE downturn and glut of REO condos :)

  • Joe Wolf

    Got a photo before it was obscured by a “Now Leasing” banner. https://www.flickr.com/photos/joebehr/13892256700/

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    Sad they covered it up so fast!