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Summary for 2217 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000055 / Inv #

Historic Name: Northwest Acceptance Corporation Common Name: vacant
Style: Modern - International Style Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1948
 
Significance
This sleek one-story building was built in 1948, as construction was beginning to recover after World War II. Although in poor condition, it is a good example of the minimalist International Style, the primary design vocabulary of the 1950s. During this decade, International Style buildings of all sizes became common in Seattle for virtually all commercial and institutional purposes. Because modular construction was economical, the style was often used for government buildings, schools and hospitals as well as high-rises and small office structures like this one. Small commercial buildings in this style are often characterized, as is this one, by expanses of glass, with aluminum window frames. The main fa├žade is almost entirely of glass, with green Vitrolite glass above the storefront. The bulkhead below is a narrow band of polished granite.
 
Appearance

Detail for 2217 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000055 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete - Block, Glass - Carrera/Vitrolite, Stone Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Block No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Integrity
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2217 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0694000055 / Inv #


Photo taken Jul 05, 2006
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