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Summary for 616 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 3876900055 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Chelan Apartments Common Name:
Style: Art Deco Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1930
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).

This 3-story brick-clad apartment building was constructed in 1930, according to the 1937 King County Assessor property card, in the Uptown neighborhood. The building is known as the Chelan Apartments.


Constructed in 1930, this apartment building is located midblock on the east side of Fourth Avenue W between W Roy and W Mercer streets. The 3-story building has a rectangular plan and stands on a poured concrete foundation. The building has a flat roof with a parapet. The building’s main (west) elevation fronts Fourth Avenue W and is faced in blonde brick veneer. This façade is divided into three wide bays with the center bay projecting one brick length beyond the rest of the elevation. The center bay features a cast concrete beltcourse band above the third floor windows, with decorative Art Deco motifs cast in relief. The front door is centered in this bay and features a decorative door surround. The recessed entry features green Art Deco tiled vestibule walls and ceiling. Metal panels over louvered vents punctuate the main façade. The windows are vinyl replacement sash.

The building retains moderate integrity and is a typical example of an apartment buildings constructed in the 1920s and 1930s.

Detail for 616 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 3876900055 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status: NR
Cladding(s): Brick, Stone - Cast Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Unknown No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 616 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 3876900055 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 27, 2004

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018
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