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Summary for 1305 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 1142001140 / Inv # UD019

Historic Name: Washington Manor Apartments Common Name: University Manor Apartments
Style: Other Neighborhood: University
Built By: Earl Roberts, architect Year Built: 1926
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
The University District Development Corporation constructed the Washington Manor Apartments in 1926. The architect Earl Roberts designed the Washington Manor. The University District Development Corporation was an organization comprised of 150 property owners, and businessmen and women of the University District and headed by H.W. Soules as president. A garage unit was added in 1928, constructed in such as way as to provide room for growth if additional apartments were required to be built. The Malloy family purchased the Washington Manor Apartments in 1929, and changed its name to the Malloy Manor Apartments. Currently the building is known as the University Manor Apartments. This prominent building is noteworthy for the grotesque corbels that decorate the first story. Angus P. Malloy came to Seattle from Florida for the Alaska-Pacific-Yukon Exposition in 1909 and became a prominent local businessman. The Malloy family owned three apartments in the University District: this building, the Adelaide Malloy and the prominent Malloy Apartments. Architect Earl Roberts designed several apartment buildings in the University District including the Smart, Malloy, Commodore, and Duchess apartments. Roberts designed many apartments and commercial buildings throughout Seattle during the 1920s. His offices were located in the Burke Building in downtown Seattle. Additional Reference: "Plans Under Way for Apartments Costing $225,000." Daily Journal of Commerce, January 6, 1925.
 
Appearance
The University Manor is an eight-story Collegiate Gothic apartment structure with a brick and cast stone exterior. This building is prominent within the University commercial district. The most noteworthy features are the grotesque corbels below the second floor that support pilasters that rise above to separate the paired double-hung windows. Recessed boxlike decorative cast stone panels separate the floors. The cornice consists of more cast stonework decoratively patterned with arch designs. The storefront remains intact for the most part, although one of the doors has been replaced.

Detail for 1305 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 1142001140 / Inv # UD019

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s):
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Square
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: eight
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Storefront: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
"Washington Manor Apartments." University District Herald, August 12, 1926.
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
Nielsen, Roy. UniverCity: The Story of The University District in Seattle. Seattle: University Lions Foundation, 1986.

Photo collection for 1305 NE 43rd ST NE / Parcel ID 1142001140 / Inv # UD019


Photo taken Oct 02, 2001
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