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A Look at REO Flat’s Mural

By April 14, 2014

REO Flats

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

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