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Summary for 4801 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1703400016 / Inv #

Historic Name: Tradewell Common Name: Columbia Plaza
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1957
This commercial building was built as a grocery store in 1957, and includes a large parking area which was typical for supermarket construction of that era. Architects Rushmore and Woodman designed the building for Tradewell Stores Inc. Presently called the Columbia Plaza, the building is occupied by a variety of vendors. The large paved parking lot south of the building is the site of the weekly Columbia City Farmers’ Market.
This single story commercial building is of structural steel and concrete construction and is supported by a concrete foundation. The building has a rectangular plan and a 20-foot concrete saddle back span roof that extends over the back elevation to form a scalloped canopy. A modern canopy replaced the original front canopy. The concrete block and plate glass windows have been replaced with solid walls.

Detail for 4801 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1703400016 / Inv #

Status: No - Age
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Concrete - Block, Stone, Veneer - Permastone Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Barrel Vault, Other Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Windows:
Changes to Plan:
Changes to Original Cladding:
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 4801 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1703400016 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 24, 2004
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