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Summary for 524 BROADWAY / Parcel ID 2198100021 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name: Yasuko's
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: First Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This early twentieth-century commercial district between First Hill and Squire Park developed at a key location near the James Street car barn, surrounded by street car lines, residential areas and early institutions.  The institutions have grown significantly, with Seattle University to the east and hospitals  and medical buildings to the west.  The original small homes have been replaced by newer apartment buildings.   This mixed-use building, built in 1906, has been greatly altered as the neighborhood around it has changed.   
This two-story mixed-use building sits on a prominent lot at the northwest corner of Broadway and E. James Street.  It is of unreinforced masonry construction and is rectangular in plan, with a lightwell on the north side of the second story.  The flat roof has deep eaves with modillions.  The second story is brick (painted on the front) with five evenly-spaced windows with newer vinyl sash; the window openings are surrounded by cast stone. Windows on the north elevation are similar.   The storefronts are significantly altered; the corner one has new windows and vertical board siding, with modern stone below the windows.  The other two storefronts also have new windows and cladding.  

Detail for 524 BROADWAY / Parcel ID 2198100021 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stone, Stucco, Vertical - Boards Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 524 BROADWAY / Parcel ID 2198100021 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jul 11, 2010
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