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Summary for 1906 N 34th ST N / Parcel ID 4083306595 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1955
The building at 1906 N. 34th Street is a recent but interesting and attractive Modern style remodel of a 1950s era utilitarian structure in Wallingford's industrial/waterfront area. This is the second of two buildings constructed at this site in the mid-1950s (according to the King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report for 1904 N. 34th Street). Tthe other is addressed as 1902 N. 34th Street and displays the early utilitarian Modern design vocabulary that most likely characterized the building at 1906 when the latter building was erected. These characteristics include concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls with striated vertical board siding and roman brick veneer at the south end and a flat overhanging roof with raked facia.
Unusually rich Modern expression for Wallingford recorded because of clarity and completeness of Modern remodel. Steel structural shapes (I beams and connectors) and concrete elements have been used extensively for design and decoration and develop an industrial aesthetic. The varnished timber elements and extensive use stainless steel cables for support of decorative elementsand furnishings give the building a somewhat nautical feel.

Detail for 1906 N 34th ST N / Parcel ID 4083306595 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Glass - Curtain Wall, Metal, Wood, Wood - T1-11, Plywood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Unknown Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1906 N 34th ST N / Parcel ID 4083306595 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 26, 2004
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