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Summary for 2101 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000320 / Inv #

Historic Name: Metro Volkswagen garage Common Name: Toyota of Seattle
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Denny Triangle
Built By: Year Built: 1966
 
Significance
This concrete service garage was built in 1966 adjacent to Metro Volkswagen's showroom, but on a separate parcel of land. This was probably one of the area's first dealers of foreign automobiles. By the 1960s this vicinity was well-established as a center for auto dealers. The second Denny Regrade (1929-30), east of Fifth Avenue, was completed just as the Depression began and came to be occupied primarily by low-density uses such as auto dealerships. They were able to take advantage of less expensive land for large parking lots and showrooms, whiole still being centrally located.
 
Appearance

Detail for 2101 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000320 / Inv #

Status: No - Age
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete - Block Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Transportation
Integrity
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2101 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000320 / Inv #


Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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