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Summary for 3860-3864 Delridge WAY / Parcel ID 2445100315 / Inv # WS012

Historic Name: Mrachke & Son Common Name: Yoshi's Teriyaki
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Delridge
Built By: Year Built: 1930
This simple commercial building stands out as a intact example of 1920s commercial development in the Delridge neighborhood, where few such structures remain. This area was once known as Youngstown and the street as Youngstown Place. It was primarily an industrial community, built around the steel mill established by William Pigott in 1905, and named for a steel town in Ohio. Pigott opposed annexation had purposely established the steel mill outside of Seattle, and opposed annexation. However, the community got streetcar service in 1907 and was soon annexed by West Seattle, and, almost immediately thereafter, all of West Seattle was annexed by Seattle. The steel mill is still operating and the area remains largely industrial. In the 1930s this was a grocery store, Mrachke & Son and Youngstown Meats. In later years there have been a barber, a chiropractor, a variety store and, currently, a beauty salon and a take-out restaurant.
This is a simple brick vernacular building, shaped to fit the irregular corner lot. The primary ornament is the brickwork, laid in a decorative X pattern, and the black tile bulkhead accented by a band of gold tile. The main corner storefront has a recessed entry with double doors and wood-framed display windows beneath a gabled parapet. The other two storefronts are also intact, with recessed angled entries and large display windows with transoms.

Detail for 3860-3864 Delridge WAY / Parcel ID 2445100315 / Inv # WS012

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
West Seattle Herald. West Side Story, 1987.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 3860-3864 Delridge WAY / Parcel ID 2445100315 / Inv # WS012

Photo taken Aug 24, 2001
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