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Summary for 1825 Nagle PL / Parcel ID 6003001380 / Inv # CH020

Historic Name: Marianne Manor Common Name: Marianne Manor
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Built By: Earl A. Roberts Year Built: 1936
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This is one of Broadway's most intact buildings, and shows a distinctly modern emphasis in its materials, which include extensive use of black ceramic tile and metal window sash. Broadway was a popular business district by the 1920s. However, relatively few apartment buildings were constructed right on Broadway. This one, dating to 1936, is one of the last ones to be built right in the Broadway business district. It is unusual in that it extends through the block, with the apartment entry to the east, on Nagle Place, and the storefronts on Broadway (1825 Nagle Pl and 1824 Broadway). The 1937 Tax Assessor's report noted its elegance, with oak floors, tiled kitchens and bath and an elaborate lobby entrance. This building was the office of the Capitol Hill Times from the 1940s through the 1970s. The building was designed by Earl A. Roberts for the Rainier Mercantile Company, which appears to still be the owner.
This two-story red brick building has four storefronts, arranged in pairs. The storefronts are in their original condition, with metal-framed display windows angling in toward the wood-and-glass doors. Each of the two entry alcoves has a square column, clad in black tile, which is repeated on the bulkhead below the display windows. The alcove floors have one-inch tiles in dark red. The transoms appear to be intact, but are covered with signs. The second floor apartment windows are original metal casements, with brick sills. The apartment entry at the south end of the main (west) elevation has a mosaic floor of small multicolored tiles; the walls are of rough concrete block. The front door is oak and glass, with original hardware. The other apartment entry on Nagle Place is generally similar in appearance, with a canopy over the entrance.

Detail for 1825 Nagle PL / Parcel ID 6003001380 / Inv # CH020

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Williams, Jacqueline B. The Hill with a Future: Seattle's Capitol Hill 1900-1946. Seattle: CPK Ink, 2001.
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 1825 Nagle PL / Parcel ID 6003001380 / Inv # CH020

Photo taken Aug 20, 2001
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