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Summary for 703 6th AVE / Parcel ID 545830-0480 / Inv # UP009

Historic Name: Tricoach Corporation Common Name: The Ruins
Style: Other - Industrial Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1928
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This is one of the few, and most intact, industrial buildings remaining in the lower Queen Anne area. It was originally the plant of the Tricoach Manufacturing Campany, which was one of about ten companies in the Seattle that manufactured auto bodies or parts in the 1920s-30s. The plant closed by the early 1940s, when the building was used briefly by the Quaker State Oil Refining Corporation; the use is not known. For many years afterwards it was a drafting office and, in the 1980s, a pottery manufacturer. It has now been extensively remodeled as a dinner club and catering kitchen
This is a factory/warehouse building of reinforced concrete clad with stucco. It is organized in two sections, a two-story section along Roy Street, which may have been office space, and a large one-story section behind it to the north, that was probably the factory floor. Windows throughout are large metal industrial sash with brick sills. Sash on the second floor front may be replacements, but are similar to the original. The two-story section is ornamented with red and green tile mosaics, with a large arrowhead pattern in the center and smaller ones above each pilaster. The east elevation has a newer metal roll-up garage door. The original garage door on the south elevation has been filled in, with three smaller entry doors to the club area. A secondary entry is on the alley on the west side. Some window panes on the south elevation have been removed to provide air for an entry courtyard; the metal sash remains.

Detail for 703 6th AVE / Parcel ID 545830-0480 / Inv # UP009

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Warehouse Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Manufacturing/Industry
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 703 6th AVE / Parcel ID 545830-0480 / Inv # UP009

Photo taken Nov 02, 2001
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