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Summary for 8000 15th AVE / Parcel ID 0458000005 / Inv # BA007

Historic Name: Daily Food Store Common Name: Bogart Bremmer & Bradley
Style: Art Deco - Streamline Moderne Neighborhood: Crown Hill/Ballard
Built By: Year Built: 1941
This building is notable for its sleek Art Moderne design and the way in which it enhances this prominent corner on 15th Avenue NW. It was built as a grocery store in 1941, near the end of the corner grocery era. After World War II, supermarkets with parking lots replaced the smaller stores. The Art Moderne style was unusual for such stores, giving it a more up-to-date look than other groceries of the time. In the 1940s it was known as the Daily Food Store, run by Marcus Daly; it later became Billie's Grocery. It has had a variety of other retail uses since the 1970s and has been an antique store for some years.
The most distinctive feature of this brick masonry building is its 1-1/2 story Art Moderne corner entry tower, clad in stucco, with rounded edges. The double doors of wood and glass are flanked by curved panels of glass block. The storefront on both main elevations is covered with a suspended canopy, which has been added. The large display windows have newer metal sash, without the original transoms, and stucco bulkheads.

Detail for 8000 15th AVE / Parcel ID 0458000005 / Inv # BA007

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 8000 15th AVE / Parcel ID 0458000005 / Inv # BA007

Photo taken Aug 23, 2001
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