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Summary for 4203 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 1142000955 / Inv # UD110

Historic Name: Gellesley Apartments Common Name:
Style: Other Neighborhood: University
Built By: H.W. Rogers Year Built: 1925
The Gellesley Apartment building is significant as a relatively intact example of a brick box apartment building. The original owners were G & D Investment Company, and the architect was H.W. Rogers. Although some of the original terra cotta decorative features have been removed, it retains elements of the Collegiate Gothic style typical of much larger apartment buildings in the University District.
This three-story brick box apartment building is situated facing east on its lot. The building is clad in brick siding with terra cotta decoration. A two-story terra cotta decorative feature surrounds the inset main entrance, centered on the front elevation. Directly above the front entrance is a pair of double-hung windows, also on the third story. These paired windows are flanked on either side by a series of three single double-hung windows and another pair of double-hung windows; this pattern is repeated on both the second and third stories. The original cornice has been modified; much of the original terra cotta decoration has been removed.

Detail for 4203 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 1142000955 / Inv # UD110

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 4203 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 1142000955 / Inv # UD110

Photo taken Jan 22, 2002
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