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Summary for 7727 63RD AVE / Parcel ID 0225049062 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: NAS Seattle Building 2 - Assembly Repair Shop Common Name:
Style: Art Deco Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1929
 
Significance
Built in 1929, the Assembly & Repair Shop (Building 2) is the oldest extant structure in the district. It was part of the original 1927 development plan for the naval air station. The original Overhaul Shop (as it was known) was constructed for about $118,700 and built as a place to overhaul plane engines. An addition was constructed between 1939 and 1944. By 1944, the name had changed to Assembly & Repair Shop. Aircraft assembly and repairs took place in the shop.
 
Appearance
This large building is situated towards the north end of the district, across 63rd Ave NE from another hangar (Building 32) to the east. Three main sections comprise this complex building: a northern two-story volume, a central multi-story volume hangar, and a southern one-story addition. The northern section contains the oldest portion of the complex and exhibits a more vernacular/military stylistic character. Originally, the shop oriented to the east with a T-plan capped by a monitor roof. Structural brick walls rising from a poured concrete foundation form both the northern and southern sections. The southern section has a flat roof and parapet. A low-rise gable roof caps the hangar, which is clad with metal siding. Original steel and glass doors are intact for the entire building, as are the large industrial windows. Alterations to the original T-plan brick building include a brick north addition, the hangar to the south, and the southern brick addition, all completed between 1939 and 1944. The hangar addition’s main east facade exhibits the strongest Art Deco stylistic influences. On the west facade of the northern section, one of three triple tier wood windows is extant; the flanking windows were in-filled with brick below the top tier, which upgraded to steel framing during the period of significance.

Detail for 7727 63RD AVE / Parcel ID 0225049062 / Inv # 0

Status:
Classication: Building District Status: NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR
Cladding(s): Brick, Metal Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet, Gable, Monitor Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Defense - Naval Facility Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: four
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Military
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Other: Intact
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 7727 63RD AVE / Parcel ID 0225049062 / Inv # 0


Photo taken May 07, 2009

Photo taken May 07, 2009

Photo taken May 07, 2009

Photo taken May 07, 2009

Photo taken May 07, 2009
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