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Summary for 1064 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 7666204795 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Columbia Steel / U.S. Steel Common Name: Romac Industries
Style: Commercial, Other - Industrial Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1910

The U.S. Steel Co. was the original building occupant. Later occupants included the Columbia Steel Co. (1930), the Hollin Transfer Co. (1947), and the Washington Chocolate Co. (1963).

Located in the former Seattle tidelands area, this building is associated with the  development of the area as a transportation-related industrial and commercial warehouse district. The tidelands were filled through a series of successive grading and fill projects between 1895 and 1929, creating developable land that made the expansion of railroad and port facilities possible and fostering the development of the area for commercial use that supported significant economic progress of the city in the early 20th century.

Although the building has significant associations with an important era and geographical location in the industrial and economic development of the city, it is highly altered and does not have the physical integrity to convey significance.

Alterations include extensive alterations to most windows, in-fill of doors and windows, and addition of a modern metal decorative feature on the northwest exterior corner. The original entry on the west elevation has been in-filled and a new modern 3-story entrance bay, which extends above the roofline, was added to the north elevation. Additionally, a protruding bay window was added to the north elevation on the second story adjacent to the entry bay.

Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Project, Vol. 3: Specialized Technical Information,” Seattle, WA: Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District. August, 1996.

Detail for 1064 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 7666204795 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Industry/Processing/Extraction - Manufacturing Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry, Transportation
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Storefront: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Kroll's Atlas of Seattle. Seattle: Kroll Map Company, 1920 & 1928.

Photo collection for 1064 4TH AVE / Parcel ID 7666204795 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 04, 2007

Photo taken Mar 04, 2007
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