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Summary for 5238 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400645 / Inv # UD002

Historic Name: Devoe Common Name: Devoe
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1928
The Devoe Building, constructed in 1928, is an intact example of an early mixed-use multifamily and commercial structure.
This 1928 four-story brick apartment house originally had 17 apartments, with from two to four rooms each. Two storefronts flank the central door that provides access to the apartments on the upper three floors. Four cast stone urns top the cornice of the building. The entablature is a series of arches above the top story windows.

Detail for 5238 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400645 / Inv # UD002

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Block
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s):
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: T-Shape
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: four
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Storefront: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 5238 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400645 / Inv # UD002

Photo taken Oct 04, 2001
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