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Summary for 2106 N 55th ST N / Parcel ID 3856903370 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name: Honey Bear Bakery / Tangletown
Style: Vernacular Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1910
This structure was built in 1910 by D. J. Orner of Orner & Son for owner F. H. Peterson, who maintained offices at 410 Mutual Life Building. The building almost immediately began undergoing a number of modifications to meet the requirements of various tenants and building owners. In 1938, tenants included Barclay's Grocery, Kenwood Market, and Sires Brothers Paint Company. In 1956 tenants included Lamont's Food Center, Kenwood Market, and another small office. A recent well known tenant was the Honey Bear Bakery, now moved to the Ravenna neighborhood. The most prominent sign on the building today reads "TangleTown," an expression used by nearby residents to describe the non-rectilinear and sometimes confusing street sytem in the immediate vicinity of the building.Although the buiding has undergone extensive and significant changes in appearance over the years, its location at an important, well traveled intersection (Meridian Avenue N. and N. 56th Street) and the popularity of some of its past tenants have combined to give the building some prominence in the Wallingford neighborhood.

Detail for 2106 N 55th ST N / Parcel ID 3856903370 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Metal, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Storefront: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Extensive
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 2106 N 55th ST N / Parcel ID 3856903370 / Inv #

Photo taken Sep 21, 2004
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