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Summary for 6100-6110 Roosevelt WAY / Parcel ID 1797501015 / Inv # RO003

Historic Name: Pearl Market Common Name: Salvatore's
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Roosevelt
Built By: William G. Mann Year Built: 1927
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This is one of Seattle's most ornate and intact neighborhood commercial buildings. Its siting is also significant, as it occupies an entire block face and a distinctive corner location just as one leaves the University District and enters Roosevelt. Its Gothic-inspired ornamentation and transom windows are virtually intact. This Gothic ornamentation may have been designed to complement the Univerity of Washingotn and other nearby developments, where the Collegiate Gothic styel was frequently used during the 1920s. For many years, the building's major tenant was a grocery store, the Pearl Market. It was later an outlet for the Sleep-Aire Mattress Company. An Italian restaurant now occupies the key corner location, with other businesses including an art supply store and a camera store.
This one-story concrete building is clad primarily in multicolored brick, with stucco on the northern elevation. It occupies the entire east side of the block between 61st and 62nd streets on Roosevelt Way. The ornamentation is ornate, with a Gothic influence. Each storefront has arrow-shaped terra cotta pilasters and a gabled parapet capped with cream-colored terra cotta and flanked with a terra cotta pilaster with a finial. The storefronts are largely intact, with most having their original oak doors, tile bulkheads and unusual leaded glass transom windows above the display windows. The south end of the building curves to match the angle of the street, highlighting the restaurant storefront. The north elevation is clad with stucco.

Detail for 6100-6110 Roosevelt WAY / Parcel ID 1797501015 / Inv # RO003

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: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
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 6100-6110 Roosevelt WAY / Parcel ID 1797501015 / Inv # RO003

Photo taken Nov 28, 2001

Photo taken Nov 28, 2001

Photo taken Nov 28, 2001

Photo taken Nov 28, 2001
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