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Summary for 4417-4419 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1604600775 / Inv # RV007

Historic Name: Genesee Grocery Common Name: none
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Columbia City
Built By: Year Built: 1926
Rainier Valley was one of Seattle's earliest streetcar neighrbhoods, as the Rainier Avenue Electric Railway began operating as far as Columbia City in 1891. It was extended to Renton in 1896, so that both people and freight (particularly farm produce) could travel easily from Seattle to the White River Valley. Development along Rainier Avenue focused mostly in Columbia City and Hillman City, with scattered commercial buildings elsewhere among the residences. This small brick building was constructed in 1926, and was historically a small grocery store, long known as the Genesee Grocery. It now appears to be vacant.
This brick masonry building has a false-front parapet clad with clapboard, with brick below. The two storefronts are largely intact with wood sash with transoms and brick bulkheads and pilasters. The two doors, however, are newer wood doors.

Detail for 4417-4419 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1604600775 / Inv # RV007

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
History Link
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 4417-4419 Rainier AVE / Parcel ID 1604600775 / Inv # RV007

Photo taken Sep 06, 2001
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