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Summary for 403 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID 261736-0000 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Greene-Todd Company, Inc. Common Name: Wright Exhibition Space
Style: Modern Neighborhood: South Lake Union
Built By: Year Built: 1959
This property has been extensively altered. Based on field examination conducted in January - February 2014, this property exhibits poor physical integrity and does not exhibit intact 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.

Built in 1959, this small commercial building originally served as a sales room and storage for Greene-Todd Company, Inc., a wholesaler of restaurant supplies. The current use is a private art gallery and storage space. The original glazed storefront has been filled in with modern cladding and is covered with ivy. Prominent skylights have been added to form a monitor roof.

Bibliographical References: Historic Property Inventory Card,Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation; King County Property Record Card (1937-72), Washington State Archives.

This one-story concrete block building has a generally rectangular plan. The entries, front and rear, have double doors crafted of metal. The main facade is covered with ivy. There are no windows; light enters through prominent skylights added to the roof. 

Detail for 403 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID 261736-0000 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete - Block Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Monitor Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 403 DEXTER AVE / Parcel ID 261736-0000 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 10, 2014
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