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Summary for 637 3RD AVE / Parcel ID 3876900005 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: La Charme Apartments Common Name:
Style: Art Deco Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1929
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 1929, according to the 1937 King County Assessor property card, in the Uptown neighborhood. The building is known as La Charme Apartments. The building was built and designed by M. Leder for West Coast Realty & Investment Corporation. Leder also completed the Sea View Apartments and Lola Apartments. Soon after the building was completed, it was purchased by Judge Kenneth Mackintosh in December 1929.


Constructed in 1929, the La Charme brick veneer clad apartment building clad is located at the southwest corner of W Roy Street and Fourth Avenue W. The building is a 3-story apartment building with Tudor Revival details. The building has a flat roof with parapet. The L-shaped building stands on a poured concrete foundation and its brick veneer is laid in the stretcher bond. The northeast corner of the building is angled and houses the main entrance. The main entrance features a wood, one lite French doors with leaded glass sidelights and transom. Shield stained glass emblems are present in the sidelights. The entrance is recessed and marked by a cast stone flat arch door surround with finials. Two extant wood, leaded glass windows; center fixed pane flanked by two narrow fixed panels. Flag and shields in stained glass. Tudor Revival details on the building include cast stone panels and lug sills. All the building’s remaining windows have been changed to vinyl windows.

Detail for 637 3RD AVE / Parcel ID 3876900005 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status: NR
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Square
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.
City of Seattle DPD Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 637 3RD AVE / Parcel ID 3876900005 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 27, 2004

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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