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Summary for 2101 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 1977201195 / Inv #

Historic Name: Goodwin Texaco Common Name: Sig's Barbershop
Style: Spanish - Mediterranean Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1926
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This tiny building is one of very few remaining service station buildings in the downtown area, and probably the most intact. It evokes the time when there were many more gas stations,often located in the midst of commercial areas, without environmental regulations. It was built in 1926 as a Texaco station, owned by Sara E. Goodwin, who had purchased the property in 1914. It remained in the family for many years, becoming Goodwin Auto Repair in the 1940s. The two service bays toward the west remain, with new garage doors. The pump island, which was sited at an angle at the corner, is long gone; it had a tiled gable roof to match that on the station. The office section has been used as a barber shop for many years, with parking elsewhere on the lot. Its Mediterranean style makes it a compatible ensemble with the building to the north, which is similar in style.
 
Appearance
This small building is of reinforced concrete clad primarily with brick, with concrete on the bulkheads and above the windows. The mansard roof is clad with red clay tile, and is supported by prominent curved brackets. The office (now barber shop) at the east end has a doorway and three large display windows with transoms; these appear to be original. The garage area projects several feet toward the south, with an entry at the southeast corner; the doorway has a pointed arch. The two garages/service bays have newer doors.

Detail for 2101 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 1977201195 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Mansard Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Transportation
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2101 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 1977201195 / Inv #


Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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