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Summary for 2213 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000355 / Inv #

Historic Name: Travelodge Motel Common Name: 8th Avenue Inn
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Denny Triangle
Built By: Year Built: 1957
 
Significance
This motel was built in 1957, a period of intensive motel development in this vicinity. Auto travel was becoming very popular following the austerity of the Depression and World War II. Completion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the final local portion of SR 99, made this a logical place for travelers to Seattle to stay. This is typical in form, with three stories, interior hallways and extensive parking. The exterior has been updated.
 
Appearance
The appearance of this building has been transfomed by extensive remodeling of the central entrance bay and the adjacent bays with balconies. This section has been re-clad with stucco, with solid balustrades and columns extending from the first to third floors, topped by a curved parapet.

Detail for 2213 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000355 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete, Concrete - Block, Stone - Cast, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Hotel Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Transportation
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Other: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2213 8th AVE / Parcel ID 0660000355 / Inv #


Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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