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Summary for 411 2nd Avenue Extension / Parcel ID 5247800580 / Inv #

Historic Name: Circle Theater Common Name: 411 2nd Ave Extension S.
Style: Commercial, Modern, None Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
Built By: Year Built: 1910
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This is a vestige of an original three story building, which the King County Tax Assessor’s Records date from 1910. According to photos from the 1930s, the building at that time housed the Circle Theater. It was also supposed to have been a “flophouse.” It was severely damaged during the Earthquake of 1949 and as a result, its top two floors were removed. The building has lost its architectural integrity and does not contribute to the district.
This is a one story building, with one primary façade on Second Avenue Extension South. Currently, what original façade may exist is mostly covered up with new cladding (concrete) above a modern storefront. To each side of the modern storefront, however, are vestiges of the original façade. Brick piers with metal bases are visible, as well as the remains of a metals fluted columns, which are now inset to each side the storefront. The building was originally three stories high

Detail for 411 2nd Avenue Extension / Parcel ID 5247800580 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Brick, Concrete, Metal Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Recreation and Culture - Theater Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: No. of Stories:
Unit Theme(s): Entertainment/Recreation
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
Brians, Ann Elizabeth. Indomitable Pioneer Square. Master of Urban Planning Thesis, University of Washington, Seattle, 1973.
Lange, Greg and Tim O’Brian. “Virtual Pioneer Square,” unpublished manuscript, 27 October 1996. City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods, Historic Preservation Program files.

Photo collection for 411 2nd Avenue Extension / Parcel ID 5247800580 / Inv #

Photo taken Jun 09, 2004
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