The Arctic Building was constructed in 1916 for the Seattle Arctic Club and is noted for the terra cotta walrus heads lining the third floor exterior of the building. On August 7, 1936, U.S. Representative Marion Zioncheck fell from the building's fifth floor, landing a few feet away from the car carrying his wife. Zioncheck was elected to Congress in 1932 at the age of 30 and was an ardent champion of President Roosevelt's New Deal policies. In the months leading to his death, he made headlines with his increasingly erratic behavior, which included sending a truckload of manure to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover's home. While his death was ruled a suicide, some relatives remained skeptical. Zioncheck's close friend, Warren Magnuson, was elected to Zioncheck's seat in the fall election.