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Summary for 5913 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 535420-0015 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: W.H. Maud Building Common Name: Dog's Dream
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Georgetown
Built By: Year Built: 1900

Based on field work conducted in September 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct historic character of the Georgetown neighborhood. This is a slightly altered but relatively well-preserved historic property that may possess some limited architectural and/or historic significance.

Appears to have been constructed prior to 1900 and served as a three-room store building. It was distinguished by a falsefront storefront clad with horizonal wood siding , a central recessed entry vestibule, low bulkhead w/ large multi-pane display windows and mezzanine lights above. Earliest owner identified c.1937 as W.H. Maud (n.d.)

This property is directly associated with the crucial years of early Georgetown history between 1890 and 1916 when the community was fully established, as transportation links were created and local industrial operations provided employment opportunities. As land claims were formally platted and family homes constructed, residential real estate development transformed Georgetown from a rough pioneer settlement to a formally chartered city. The most significant residential and commercial construction boom occurred in the first years of the twentieth century with the consolidation of the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company’s operations in Georgetown and the construction of the new brewing facility. With the increase of industry and local commerce, Georgetown grew from a population of 1,913 in 1900 to approximately 7,000 by 1910. The community was characterized by a mixture of modest working class housing and some high-style architecture and a population made up of many newly immigrated people, especially German and Italian immigrants. Although Georgetown came to rely much more on a commercial and industrial economic base rather than agricultural, farming activities did continue to flourish in the area. However, during the latter years of this era the initial construction of the Duwamish Waterway - and the elimination of the Georgetown oxbow segment of the river - created new industrial opportunities and ensured the future role of modern industrial development.

Sources of Information:

“Historic Property Survey Report: Georgetown (Seattle, WA)” City of Seattle 1997

KC King County Property Record Cards 1937-1972, Puget Sound Regional Archives.

Baist's Real Estate Maps 1905 & 1908.
Sanborn Insurance Maps: 1904-05 (Vol.1 pl.89-98), 1917 (Vol.3 pl. 353-54 & 357-59), 1929-1949 (Vol.8 pl. 869-72 & 1301-1317).

(2014) This historic property has been carefully rehabilitated since it was identified in the 1997 HRI project. The building form has been preserved and historic building fabric and features have been repaired or replaced in-kind.

(1997) Original storefront windows and door covered with plywood. Wood deck at recessed entry.

Detail for 5913 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 535420-0015 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood - Shiplap Foundation(s): Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Plan: Slight
Storefront: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 5913 AIRPORT WAY / Parcel ID 535420-0015 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Sep 09, 2014

Photo taken Mar 21, 1997

Photo taken Mar 21, 1997
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