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Summary for 7710 62ND AVE / Parcel ID 0225049062 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: NAS Seattle Building 47 - Recreation Building Common Name:
Style: Art Deco Neighborhood:
Built By: Year Built: 1941
 
Significance
The Recreation Building was dedicated on December 16, 1941. The purpose of the building was to keep enlisted men and officers physically fit through activities like basketball, volleyball, boxing, gymnastics, handball, and wrestling. Today, the building functions as a community center containing basketball and volleyball courts, weight room, swimming pool, a 650-seat theater, gymnasium, and offices.
 
Appearance
This, three-story, Art Deco–style building is T-shaped in plan. Sited along the east side of the district along 62nd Avenue NE, the building is surrounded by housing and recreation facilities. A poured concrete foundation supports poured concrete walls and a flat roof with parapet. On the north side, the board-formed concrete walls are painted, but brick cladding denotes the main, west facade. Ornament includes a horizontal cast stone belt course and an Art Deco entrance and upper level windows at the theater entrance (northern section). Original windows are multi-lite steel sashes. Alterations include the rigid insulation and stucco cladding on the rear (east) side, some replacement aluminum windows on the west and south sides, and some in-filled openings.

Detail for 7710 62ND 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
Cladding(s): Brick, Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Defense - Military facility Plan: T-Shape
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Military
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Other: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 7710 62ND 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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