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Summary for 5629 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 1416300025 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: H. & H. Chesbro, Inc. (Georgetown Dept. Store) Common Name: Two Tarts Bakery
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1910
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.

Based on field work conducted in September 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct historic character of the Georgetown neighborhood. This is a well-preserved historic property that appears to possess architectural and/or historic significance.

(1997) This property is associated with the residential and commercial building boom in Georgetown which occurred between 1890 and 1916. Fueled by the construction of the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company’s new brewing facility after the turn of the century and the arrival of foreign immigrants, especially German and Italian, Georgetown came to rely more on its commercial and industrial bases rather than agricultural. With the increase of industry and business, Georgetown had grown in population from 1,913 in 1900 to approximately 7,000 by 1910 as families located themselves near its factories and other places of employment. The original owner/builder of this commercial building has not been identified. By 1910, the Chesbro Investment Co. appears to have acquired it for retail commercial purposes. H. & H. Chesbro, Inc. (Horace H. and H.N. Chesbro, and Auburn Slocum) operated a small department store here that sold "Home Furnishers, Groceries, Etc." By 1936, at least part of the original retail space was used as a restaurant. This property may pre-date the construction date identified on assessor’s records and is worthy of additional research to determine a more accurate date of construction and original ownership.
No substantive changes have been made to the building or the hisoric building fabric/features since the 1997 HRI project. This building is in active commercial use.

(1997) An intact however slightly altered example of a one-part, brick/concrete masonry, commercial storefront design. Exhibits a symmetrical commercial storefront divided into three bays each with a central recessed entryway, some intact original large display and transom windows (distinctive multi-pane tinted glazing), modest brick cornice and tile clad bulkhead. Original cladding, brick veneer and rock face concrete block (at side elevations), remains in place, however it has been painted. The original bulkhead tile appears to have been replaced. This building includes an altered two story wood-frame addition that is connected to the rear elevation constructed c. 1910.

Detail for 5629 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 1416300025 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Concrete - Block, Metal - Aluminum Siding Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce, Community Planning/Development
Other: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
O'Brian, Tim. "Georgetown Historical Places" Construction Chronology.

Photo collection for 5629 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 1416300025 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Sep 09, 2014

Photo taken Sep 09, 2014

Photo taken Mar 17, 1997

Photo taken Mar 17, 1997
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