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Summary for 2218 5th AVE / Parcel ID 0697000186 / Inv #

Historic Name: Sterling Engraving Co. Common Name: vacant
Style: Art Deco - Streamline Moderne Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1948
This two-story building was built in 1948, as construction was beginning to recover after World War II. The regrading east of Fifth Avenue was not finished until 1930, and, due to the Depression and war, little development occurred for several decades. The original tenant was Sterling Engraving Company, one of the many printing companies that took advantage of Belltown’s proximity to downtown customers and lower land prices. The building retains its 1940s-era Moderne touches such as the fluting between the windows on the first story. The windows and doors have been updated.

Detail for 2218 5th AVE / Parcel ID 0697000186 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete, Concrete - Block Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Industry/Processing/Extraction - Communications Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2218 5th AVE / Parcel ID 0697000186 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 04, 2006
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