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Summary for 301 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID 8725600240 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Melrose Building Common Name: Melrose Building
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Pike/Pine
Built By: Year Built: 1915
 
Significance
This small building sits in a key location at the gateway to Capitol Hill's auto row. It was built in 1915 in the early days of the automobile era and may have originally been a service garage. Historically, it has had several auto-related and light industrial uses. In the 1930s it housed the Keystone Welding Company and E. R. Thornton Auto Equipment. The storefronts are notably intact.
 
Appearance
This one-story brick masonry building has a stepped parapet with metal coping. The word "Melrose Building," flanked by wreath medallions, are over the center of the main (north) fa├žade. The brick is painted white. The three storefronts are intact, with wood display windows, large multipaned transoms, double-leaf wood and glass doors and brick bulkheads. The pilasters have ornamental capitols of corbelled brick at transom level. The south (rear) elevation, where the garage entrance is located, is clad with stucco.

Detail for 301 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID 8725600240 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Transportation - Road- Related Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Integrity
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 301 E PINE ST E / Parcel ID 8725600240 / Inv # 0


Photo taken Jun 19, 2011
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