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Summary for 7501, SAND POINT WAY / Parcel ID 0225049071 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: NAS Seattle Building 5 - Storehouse (A through D) Common Name:
Style: Art Deco Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1929
 
Significance
The original Storehouse (5A) was built in 1929 at an approximate cost of $50,000 to house supplies. In 1938, a brick-clad addition (5B) was constructed to the south using WPA funds. A spur from the Northern Pacific Railroad Sumas Branch line to the naval air station was completed in October 1929. This spur ran along the west side of the Storehouse, providing an easier way to load and unload supplies. 5C was added in 1940, and 5D was added in 1943. Building 5 became a mix of warehouse, workshop, and office space. The building is currently owned by the University of Washington and maintains a variety of uses including educational storage, offices, and research and art studios.
 
Appearance
This storehouse consists of four main sections, referred to as 5A through 5D. The overall complex varies in height from one to four stories and has a rectangular footprint. Each of the four sections also has a rectangular plan, but size varies. The original section, 5A, is the northernmost section, with 5B, 5C, and 5D progressing in alphabetical order to the south. Sited just south of Building 2, Assembly & Repair Shop, and across from Hangar 33, this storehouse defines 63rd Ave NE and is the largest building in the district. All sections have poured concrete foundations, brick cladding, and flat roofs with parapets, some of which are shaped. The original section, built in 1929, expanded with large additions in 1938, 1940, and 1943. The main (east) entrance to Section 5B is characterized by Art Moderne features, including a streamlined cast, stone door surrounds and a metal sign that reads “Supply Department.” 5B has replacement windows on the second floor’s east side.

Detail for 7501, SAND POINT WAY / Parcel ID 0225049071 / Inv # 0

Status:
Classication: Building District Status: NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet, Gable, Other Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
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: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Other: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 7501, SAND POINT WAY / Parcel ID 0225049071 / 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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