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Summary for 4546-4550 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400190 / Inv # UD013

Historic Name: Lambert Building Common Name:
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: University
Built By: Frank H. Fowler, architect Year Built: 1924
The Lambert Building was designed and constructed by architect Frank H. Fowler in 1924. Agnes Inc. a women’s furnishing store originally occupied the building and remained until the late 1930's. Frank H. Fowler was an architect and engineer who practiced in Seattle in the early part of the 20th century. Fowler's offices were located in the Smith Tower in downtown Seattle. In addition to designing the Lambert Building, Fowler designed and constructed the Wilsonian Apartment Hotel.
The Lambert Building is a one-story commercial structure with a cast stone and tile exterior. The one-story enframed window wall is divided into four separate storefronts. Square pilasters topped with bracketed capitals separate the storefronts. The storefronts have had their doors and windows replaced; only one storefront has its original transom windows.

Detail for 4546-4550 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400190 / Inv # UD013

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Square
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Storefront: Moderate
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.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.

Photo collection for 4546-4550 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400190 / Inv # UD013

Photo taken Oct 02, 2001
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