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Summary for 2115 Westlake AVE / Parcel ID 0660000500 / Inv #

Historic Name: Blaustein Tire Repair Common Name: Illy
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Denny Triangle
Built By: Year Built: 1920
A streetcar line began on Westlake Avenue in 1890, and in 1910-11 the street was extended along the west side of Lake Union. This building, constructed in 1920, is part of the considerable amount of commercial development that occurred along Westlake by the 1920s. Its original use is not known, but in the 1930s-40s it housed a tire repair shop and in the 1950s an auto lender, an appropriate business considering the large number of auto dealerships in the area at that time. The concrete building is triangular in plan, to fit the lot along the diagonal Westlake Avenue. It was a restaurant for many years and is now a store, with new display windows and decorative ceramic tile (probably newer) on the pilasters.

Detail for 2115 Westlake AVE / Parcel ID 0660000500 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Triangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
"South Lake Union: Evolution of a Dream,"

Photo collection for 2115 Westlake AVE / Parcel ID 0660000500 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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