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Summary for 904 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206660 / Inv #

Historic Name: Anaconda Wire and Cable Company Common Name: Automated Equipment
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
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 is a simple, utilitarian commercial warehouse building which retains charm, particularly because of its multi-pane pivoting sash and the streamline parapet. It dates from 1929. It apparently housed several businesses, including Anaconda Wire and Cable, a subsidiary of the Montana based Anaconda Copper Company. The building was most probably used for offices and storage, while the adjacent Alaskan Copper Company provided distribution of their products. This building is described as part of the City of Seattle’s portion of the Boundary Increase to the Pioneer Square Historic District, but not as part of the National Register Historic District.
This is a one story building of reinforced concrete with a rectangular footprint and a flat roof. Its main one-part façade along First Avenue South is distinguished by its low streamline stepped parapet, its large plate glass display windows and intact multi-pane transoms, with pivoting sash. The south wall is now exposed because of the demolition of the adjacent building, which has not been replaced.

Detail for 904 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206660 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: NR, LR
Cladding(s): Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: No. of Stories:
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.
Krafft, Katheryn Hills. “Pioneer Square – Skid Road Historic District (Boundary Increase).” submitted 15 December, 1987 and approved 6 May, 1988.
Rosen, Doug. Alaskan Copper Works. Interview by Katheryn Hills Krafft. 11 November 1987.

Photo collection for 904 1st AVE / Parcel ID 7666206660 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 26, 2004

Photo taken Jul 26, 2004
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