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Summary for 4258-4262 Fremont AVE / Parcel ID 5694001040 / Inv # FR004

Historic Name: Redwood Grocery Common Name: Brown's Collector Town
Style: Spanish - Mediterranean Neighborhood: Fremont
Built By: Year Built: 1906
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This is one of this neighborhood's earliest and most intact commercial buildings, dating from the early days of the Fremont Avenue streetcar line. It is also notable for its Spanish Revival-influenced detailing , with red tile roofs and stucco cladding, unusual in Seattle buildings of this era. The leaded glass windows are also unusual for this type of small commercial building. In the 1930s-40s the building housed the Redwood Grocery and the Fremont Avenue Shoe Hospital. Later tenants included a cabinet shop, a radio repair store, a beauty parlor and an art gallery.
This two-story stucco-clad building has a red tile roof between the two floors, over the four storefronts. The storefronts are in largely original condition, with recessed entries, wood-and-glass doors, wood sash and transoms of leaded glass. The second floor has two semihexagonal bays that rest on the first-floor roof; these bays also have red tile roofs. The second floor windows are one-over-one double-hung wood sash; the sides of the bays have leaded glass casement windows. Asbestos cladding replaceds the original clapboard on the north elevation. The bulkhead is stucco, replacing the original tile.

Detail for 4258-4262 Fremont AVE / Parcel ID 5694001040 / Inv # FR004

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

Photo collection for 4258-4262 Fremont AVE / Parcel ID 5694001040 / Inv # FR004

Photo taken Aug 16, 2002
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