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Summary for 2121 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000280 / Inv #

Historic Name: Metro Volkswagen Common Name: Toyota of Seattle
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Denny Triangle
Built By: Year Built: 1962
This simple glass pavilion was built in 1962 as Metro Volkswagen, probably one of the area's first dealers of foreign automobiles. The adjacent service garage was added in 1966. By the 1960s this vicinity was well-established as a center for auto dealers. The second Denny Regrade (1929-30), east of Fifth Avenue, was completed just as the Depression began and came to be occupied primarily by low-density uses such as auto dealerships. They were able to take advantage of less expensive land for large parking lots and showrooms, whiole still being centrally located.

Detail for 2121 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000280 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete, Glass Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Transportation - Rail-Related Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Transportation
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2121 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000280 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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