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Summary for 528 17th AVE / Parcel ID 7942600330 / Inv #

Historic Name: Providence Hospital and Steam Plant Common Name:
Style: Beaux Arts - Neoclassical Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1909
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
First announced in 1907, plans for the new Providence Hospital finally got underway in 1908. The cornerstone was blessed in 1910. This hospital was first begun by three Sisters of Providence as an outgrowth fo their work in 1877 with patients of the County poorfarm. It figures significantly in the history of medical care in Seattle and is an important example of the work of Sommervell & Cote.
This commanding 5 story building consumes the 500 block of 17th Avenue between East Jefferson and East Cherry Streets. It is characterized by a central tower facing west and a monument brick stack on the southeast corner of the complex. The building is dark red brick with masonry first floor and decorative masonry courses, cartouches and parapet caps. Although many additions have been made ot the hospital, it retains much of its eaerly 20th century character.

Detail for 528 17th AVE / Parcel ID 7942600330 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Unknown Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Health Care - Hospital Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Unknown No. of Stories: five
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Health/Medicine
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References
Seattle Historic Inventory, Central Area, 1979.
Seattle P. I. December 15, 1907; April 18, 1909 (and others).

Photo collection for 528 17th AVE / Parcel ID 7942600330 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 01, 1991

Photo taken Jul 01, 1991

Photo taken Jul 01, 1991

Photo taken Jul 01, 1991
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