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Summary for 4800 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1702900750 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name: Washington Federal Savings and Loan
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1963
This bank building was built in 1963. Architects McClelland and Osterman designed the building for the Washington Federal Savings and Loan Association. Prior to the construction of the subject building, several small wood frame buildings were located on this lot. The Columbia Laundry, the Standard Oil Service Station, Bianca’s Rainier Auto Parts, Ed Welch’s Columbia Garage, Haugen’s Columbia Garage, Calpet Service Station, and Texaco Service Station occupied the previous buildings. The subject building is currently occupied by the Washington Federal Savings & Loan.
This single story commercial building is of masonry construction and is supported by a concrete foundation. The building has a square plan and a flat roof with eaves. The building is clad in concrete block and stucco. Concrete pilasters separate expansive plate glass windows. Decorative molded concrete is featured on the eaves.

Detail for 4800 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1702900750 / Inv #

Status: No - Age
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Concrete - Block, Glass - Curtain Wall, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Financial Institution Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 4800 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1702900750 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 22, 2004
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