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Summary for 2710 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 7666206025 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Northwest Envelopes Mfg. Co. Common Name: Nelson & Michael (div. of Music-Vend Distribution Co
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Duwamish
Built By: Year Built: 1926

This building was built in 1926 and housed the Northwest Envelope Manufacturing Company. Although at first glance, it appears to have retained some integrity, it has been considerably altered.


This altered two-story building is located on the east side of First Avenue South and was designed with a lower one-story wing at the back. It is rectangular in plan. Exterior walls are of concrete. The main façade is also of unadorned concrete. Openings are simple and punched. At the ground level, the large central rectangular window was originally an entrance, while the current entrance to the south (or right) was a window. The smaller gated entry, located further south at the end of the façade, was also originally a window. At the second level, what was originally a large window opening has been replaced by two distinct openings. Aside from the alterations to the window openings, the building’s most important character defining feature was the multi-pane windows, all replaced.

Detail for 2710 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 7666206025 / 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): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Industry/Processing/Extraction - Manufacturing Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Mixed No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Storefront: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report, database at --parcel locator

Photo collection for 2710 1ST AVE / Parcel ID 7666206025 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 10, 2010
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