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Summary for 222 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Historic Name: West Coast Heating & Plumbing Co. Common Name: The Barking Lounge
Style: Modern Neighborhood: South Lake Union
Built By: Year Built: 1946

This property has been altered. Based on field examination conducted in January - February 2014, this property exhibits poor physical integrity and does not exhibit significant historic building fabric or features. Based on preliminary research and comparison with other extant and similar properties, it does not appear to possess significant historical associations or design attributes.

While constructed during an important period of industrial, commercial and warehouse development in the district,due to the degree of alterations this property appears unlikely to meet Landmark designation status. 

This small commercial building was constructed in 1946 for owner Lee McNair. The original building use was offices. The architect was Bittman & Sanders. Tax records from 1966 identify the building owner as R.L. Hutton and the building use as sales and warehouse.  A roof sign attached above the parapet identifies the building as "West Coast Heating & Plumbing Co." 

Bibliographical References:  King County Property Record Card (1937-72), Puget Sound Regional Archives.

This approximately 7,000 square foot one-story commercial building displays a rectangular plan, a flat roof with parapet, painted stucco-clad concrete masonry unit and brick walls, and newer aluminum storefront windows. A shallow modern awning runs the length of the front facade. The addition of the awning, new storefront windows and painted stucco over the original cladding have significantly altered the building's original appearance. 

Detail for 222 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Concrete - Block, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 222 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Photo taken Aug 29, 2014

Photo taken Aug 29, 2014
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