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Summary for 2407 1st AVE / Parcel ID 0653000110 / Inv #

Historic Name: Burson Knitting Mills Common Name: Downunder
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1928
This was originally a small, typical 1920s commercial building with brick veneer cladding and large display windows with transoms. In 1937 it was the Burson Knitting Mills, selling knitware. In 1947 it was completely remodeled to be the home of the Cooks and Assistants Union, one of numerous labor unions that developed faciltiies in Belltown in the 1940s-50s. The land was relatively inexpensive, while being close to the downtown restaurants and hotels where their members worked. The interior was reconfigured into small offices, the windows were enlarged and replaced and the brick was covered with stucco. It was later remodeled again for use as a nightclub.

Detail for 2407 1st AVE / Parcel ID 0653000110 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Social - Meeting Hall Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Social Movements & Organizations
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2407 1st AVE / Parcel ID 0653000110 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 04, 2006
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