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Summary for 4737 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 8817400090 / Inv # UD052

Historic Name: Frederick Apartments Common Name: Frederick Apartments
Style: Italian - Italian Renaissance Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1924
Owner Mrs. E. M. Wood constructed the Frederick Building in 1924. Eleven apartments each of two to three room suites contained built-in features with tile bathrooms and kitchens. This apartment building is a typical example of a brick box structure of the 1920’s and retains much of its original integrity.
The Frederick Building is a relatively straightforward three-story brick box apartment structure. The building footprint is T-shaped. Columns supporting a decorative cast stone cornice surround the entrance. On either side of the entrance on the first floor are single three-part double-hung windows. The keystones of the lintels are decorative stone scroll brackets. These windows are repeated on the floors above. Above the entrance on the first and second floors are narrow casement windows. The cornice is simple with a decorative scrollwork pattern. This apartment building’s windows, cladding and trim are quite intact.

Detail for 4737 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 8817400090 / Inv # UD052

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s):
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
"Frederick Apartments "Attractive New Bldg." University District Herald, September 11, 1924.
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Nielsen, Roy. UniverCity: The Story of The University District in Seattle. Seattle: University Lions Foundation, 1986.

Photo collection for 4737 Brooklyn AVE / Parcel ID 8817400090 / Inv # UD052

Photo taken Feb 28, 2002
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