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Summary for 1100-1104 19th AVE / Parcel ID 138300595 / Inv # CH014

Historic Name: Prospect Market Common Name: Capitol Chiropractic
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Year Built: 1923
This small intact retail building is typical of the type of structure that grew up along Seattle streetcar lines. The main commercial center on 19th Avenue East developed a few blocks to the south, at Aloha Street, in 1909, two years after the streetcar began running. This structure is one of several that expanded the commercial district in the 1920s. In 1937 this building housed two grocery stores (Prospect Market and Safeway) and a Van de Kamps Bakery. A grocery was found in virtually every such neighborhood retail center, so that people could easily walk to the market or pick up something after getting off the streetcar. After World War II, shoppers gravitated to larger supermarkets with parking lots, leaving these small buildings to specialized retailers and service businesses. It is currently an architect's office and a chiropractic clinic.
This corner store is clad with stucco above the windows on the east and south elevations. The pilasters and the remaining cladding are red wirecut brick. The pilasters have decorative brick inserts and sit on concrete plinths that echo the shape of the gabled parapet. The storefronts are largely intact, with wood display windows with transoms and recessed entries. However, the original tile bulkheads have been replaced with wood. The south elevation on East Prospect Street has three more small storefronts past of a long brick wall with three small windows with wood sash. The building has a suspended canopy, although in somewhat deteriorated condition. The 1937 Assessor's photo shows retractable canvas canopys, so this must have been added in the 1940s-50s.

Detail for 1100-1104 19th AVE / Parcel ID 138300595 / Inv # CH014

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: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1100-1104 19th AVE / Parcel ID 138300595 / Inv # CH014

Photo taken Jul 26, 2001
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