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Summary for 200 5TH AVE / Parcel ID 9820700090 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name: Ascona Apartments
Style: Beaux Arts - Neoclassical Neighborhood: International District
Built By: Year Built: 1910
Tax assessor data indicates that this five story wood frame apartment building was constructed in circa 1910. It appears to be a good example of a residential hotel from the early 20th Century.

The property is located in an area that was historically Seattle's Japantown commercial district and is part of the International Special Review District. It is located outside of the Chinatown National Register Historic District, where many similar buildings can be found.

The Chinatown National Register District includes twenty-six historic hotels known as single room occupancy workers’ hotels. These were built to house the many Asian men that came to work in the lumber, mining, railroad and other industries. The extant hotel buildings make up the largest category of historic building types in the NR district. (Kreisman, 1986).

Additional Sources:

Kriesman, Lawrence. “Seattle Chinatown Historic District,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. 1986.


Detail for 200 5TH AVE / Parcel ID 9820700090 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: District District Status: LR
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Hotel Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Unknown No. of Stories: five
Unit Theme(s): Ethnic Heritage
Changes to Plan: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Storefront: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at --parcel locator.

Photo collection for 200 5TH AVE / Parcel ID 9820700090 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Apr 06, 2007

Photo taken Apr 06, 2007
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