FORMER ICE WAREHOUSE IS TRANSFORMED INTO A UNIQUE LARGE-SCALE EVENT SPACE
Block 41 is downtown Seattle’s newest private event venue. Located in the heart of Belltown, the renovated 1927 former ice warehouse offers three discrete indoor spaces on two levels, plus a landscaped outdoor courtyard. The facility offers 13,000 square feet of functional space on two levels.
“Block 41 is unlike anything else in downtown Seattle. I knew we had a special opportunity the moment I walked in the door,” said Dan Temkin, owner and developer of Block 41. “We have big open spaces, exposed brick and massive Douglas fir beams that would be impossible to replicate today. We have a great design that honors the history while also providing the best in modern building and event technology. We are excited to host a great mix of events for corporate clients and private weddings, but we are also eager to support our vast non-profit community, especially in the arts.”
Award-winning firm Graham Baba Architects, along with other local artists and craftsmen, collaborated to repurpose this vintage industrial building into a unique and elegant multi-purpose venue. Block 41 combines the best of old and new with massive old-growth timber, exposed brick walls and vintage car decking that merges gracefully with blackened steel, leather column wraps and cutting-edge building systems.
Block 41’s three indoor spaces – The Bert & Tot Ballroom, The Musings Gallery and The Ewing Theatre – offer flexibility for a wide range of event types and sizes, from intimate gatherings of under 100 guests to large events for over 800. The Courtyard, with its large deck, outdoor loading dock and living green wall, allows events to spill out of doors when the weather permits.
“The character, age, and rawness of the building are all great assets for an event venue,” said architect Jim Graham. “To showcase those features, we stripped the building to its bones to create a simple yet expressive backdrop for parties, weddings, fundraisers, lectures and music performances. It’s perfect for any event.”
Block 41 offers five catering companies ,including Tom Douglas Catering, Cameron Catering, Foodz Catering, Kasper’s Catering and Lisa Dupar Catering. There is also a carefully procured list of vendors to assist with event rentals, valet, photographer, florists, audio visual and décor for any event.
Block 41 is located at 115 Bell Street in Seattle, Wash.