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Summary for 4728-4734 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400325 / Inv # UD061

Historic Name: Lewis Building Common Name:
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: University
Built By: Hancock and Lockman, architects Year Built: 1927
Architects Hancock and Lockman designed the Lewis Building in 1927. This building is an example of a typical brick-clad commercial block of the 1920s. Otis E. Hancock and Frederick V. Lockman had an architectural partnership in Seattle from 1925-1933. Hancock also worked with Arthur Loveless, B. Marcus Priteca, and Frank Fowler in Seattle. Lockman worked as an architect for the U.S. government during World War II.
The Lewis Building is a two-story commercial structure consisting of four storefronts. Embedded square columns divide the storefronts and the upper story windows, which are rows of double-hung windows in combinations of four and six. The cornice is extremely simple, with the embedded square columns that extend slightly beyond the parapet. A rounded pediment is formed by two of the embedded columns that rise up at either side of the stairwell entrance to the second story. The building remains predominantly intact.

Detail for 4728-4734 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400325 / Inv # UD061

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Terra cotta Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Masonry - Unreinforced No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Storefront: Slight
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 4728-4734 University WAY / Parcel ID 8816400325 / Inv # UD061

Photo taken Oct 04, 2001
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