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Summary for 1150 EASTLAKE AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Perry Machine Shop Common Name:
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: South Lake Union
Built By: Year Built: 1948

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. 

Constructed in 1948, this wood frame building steps up a sloping embankment on the east side of Eastlake Avenue.  Its early uses were a machine shop in the front section at street grade and an apartment behind and above. The earliest tenant was Perry Machine Shop (Polk 1951) followed by Rainier Precision Inc. Machinists (Polk 1960 and 1965), which became Rainier Industrial, Inc. (Polk 1970). The building was originally clad in brick veneer. In a 1962 historic photograph from The Puget Sound Regional Archives, the storefront features metal frame windows and doors and a metal and glazed roll-up garage door at the south end that could be original. The siding on the front facade had been altered to include a combination of brick and shingle siding, with a shingled parapet extending above the flat roof. The apartment section behind the machine shop displays metal windows, shingle siding, a flat roof with a wide metal cornice and a deep overhang on the north side supported by round metal columns atop a poured concrete sidewall. A wood frame garage with a concrete masonry unit north wall, paneled roll up door and metal railing above is attached to the north side of the building. 

Bibliographical References:  King CountycProperty Record Cards (1937-72), Puget Sound Regional Archives.

Bibliographical References:

Polk, R.L.

1951 City Directory of Seattle. R. L. Polk& Co., Seattle

1960 City Directory of Seattle. R. L. Polk &Co., Seattle


1965 City Directory of Seattle. R. L. Polk &Co., Seattle

1970 City Directory of Seattle. R. L. Polk & Co., Seattle


The original configuration and appearance of this building have been significantly altered. The building mass located behind and up the embankment from the original machine shop, has been extended on top of the former one-story garage and a third building mass has been added behind the second, up the embankment to the rear. The original windows have been changed out, the original roll-up garage door on the storefront has been enclosed and most of the building, including parapets, have been clad in stained wood shingles.  Wood panels along the south wall on the second floor enclose an exterior walkway and the north facade is a full height poured concrete retaining wall that steps up to follow the stepping roof line of each building mass. A separate poured concrete delivery bay with a large metal roll-up door, shingled parapet and sloping concrete driveway has been added to the south side of the building.

Detail for 1150 EASTLAKE AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1150 EASTLAKE AVE / Parcel ID / Inv # 0

Photo taken Feb 10, 2014

Photo taken Feb 10, 2014
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