Check out the details of high quality masonry skills at a building originally owned by an early Redmond Mayor, Bill Brown.
Little details of the past can be found over the facade.
Masonry used to articulate and modulate the building's details.
Why does Brown's Garage have this pigeonhole masonry?
Masonry used to create unique windows (eyes into the building).
Bill Brown, former Redmond Mayor, originally constructed this building as a 20-car repair shop in 1920.
It was said that Bill Brown was one of the biggest influences on Redmond. This building is an early expression of the rising popularity in the automobile, and a major contributor to the growth and development of Redmond in the 1920’s.
Brown’s Garage is an attractive masonry building. It originally featured a 20-car repair shop, machine shop, office, and oil and gas service station. The business was very successful, attracting and profiting from regional highway traffic.Through the years, this building has gone through many owners and uses. In 1937, Town Councilman George Julian and Firefighter Volunteer Chief Jack Buckley purchased the garage and renamed it Redmond Motor Sales. They remodeled the building to accommodate a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership. Other uses of Brown’s Garage have been a real estate office, a bank, and Underhill’s Furniture. Today, the structure features HomeStreet Bank and Trek Bicycle Redmond.