The building next to Totem Pole Loans was home to Pettinger Typewriter in the 1960s. Thankfully most of these buildings have been restored.
The gray building in the photo above was replaced with a parking garage in the 1960s. The grimy brick building is the Pioneer Building. It has since been cleaned.
More neighborhood context. The Pioneer Building and the Howard Building are seen above.
A close-up of the building with Pettinger Typewriter. This building, the Lowman Building, has since been restored.
Photos courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives.