From Wikipedia: The Joshua Sears Building is a historic building in Kirkland, Washington located at the northwest corner of Market Street and Seventh Avenue, Kirkland's historic commercial core. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1891 by Boston philanthropist and capitalist, Joshua Sears, who was heavily invested in Peter Kirk's Great Western Iron & Steel Works and who planned to open a bank in town. As a result of the Panic of 1893, the steel mill and the bank never opened but the Sears building survives today as a reminder of what might have been in Kirkland. On August 3, 1982, it was added the National Register of Historic Places.