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Summary for 81 Vine ST / Parcel ID 2285440000 / Inv #

Historic Name: Frayn Printing Company Common Name: 81 Vine
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1914
This brick-and-timber building, now known as 81 Vine, was for many years the home of the Frayn Printing and Publishing Company. In 1995 Geise Architects renovated the building, with residential condominiums on the upper floors and commercial space on the ground floor. In 1999 a two-story penthouse with additional residences was constructed. The roof of this building is the heart of the Growing Vine Street project, with planters and decorative but functional downspouts that deliver water to the cisterns below.

Detail for 81 Vine ST / Parcel ID 2285440000 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Industry/Processing/Extraction - Communications Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Brick No. of Stories: five
Unit Theme(s): Conservation
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
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.

Photo collection for 81 Vine ST / Parcel ID 2285440000 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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