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Summary for 603 3RD AVE / Parcel ID 3876900030 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Third West Apartments Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1929

This 3-story brick-clad apartment building was constructed in 1929, according to the 1937 King County Assessor property card, in the Uptown neighborhood. According to the original drawings (dated 1929) the building was designed by designer T.E. McCormick for owner T.N. Askell. The building, at the time of its construction, had 24 apartment units. Askell was a builder and responsible for the construction of at least one other apartment building in Uptown, 715 Second Avenue W (1930).


Constructed in 1929, this brick clad apartment building is located at the northwest corner of Third Avenue W and W Mercer Street. The 3-story building has a rectangular plan and stands on a poured concrete foundation. The building is clad in brick veneer with terra cotta ornamentation. The building has a flat roof with a parapet. The parapet steps up around a terra cotta cartouche centered on its main (east) elevation. A terra cotta beltcourse forms a cornice below the parapet, which also feature terra cotta coping. The front entrance is centered on the east façade and is framed by a flat arch opening trimmed out in terra cotta. Terra cotta key stones with brick soldier courses from the window headers. The windows have been replaced with wood-clad fiberglass windows.

The building retains good integrity, other than its window replacements, and is a typical apartment building from its era.

Detail for 603 3RD AVE / Parcel ID 3876900030 / Inv # 0

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status: NR
Cladding(s): Brick Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Unknown No. of Stories: three
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
City of Seattle DPD Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 603 3RD AVE / Parcel ID 3876900030 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jan 27, 2004

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Feb 26, 2018

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900

Photo taken Jan 01, 1900
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