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Summary for 4600 Sunnyside AVE / Parcel ID 0510000140 / Inv #

Historic Name: Swede Baptist Church (?) Common Name: Elim Baptist Church
Style: Colonial - Colonial Revival, Modern - International Style, Modern - Northwest Regional Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1913
 
Significance
This building consists of two parts. The original church building at the west end of the parcel appears to have been completed about 1913 according to microfilm permit records maintained by the City of Seattle(the original permit has not yet been located so the date of completion, original owner,designer and builder are not known). A more recent addition at the east end of the parcel was designed by Durham, Anderson & Freed in 1960, according to the constrcution drawings maintained in the church office, and the building itself was completed in 1962 according to the King County Assessor Property Characteristics Report. Nyberg and Steinbrueck identified this structure as a building significant to the Wallignford community.
 
Appearance
This building consists of two more or less rectangular components which combine to form a somewhat irregular floor plan. Despite the fact that the old and new portions of this building are separate structures built approximately 50 years apart and are clearly distinct in function and appearance, they are considered one building in the public record because they are attached by an open but covered elevated walkway. They share one address and are located on a single tax parcel. The older c. 1913 structure is the church. Its style is eclectic with a vaguely colonial revival focus. The more recent structure, completed about 1962, is a Modern era classroom and office building incorporating a Northwest version of International style curtain wall design.

Detail for 4600 Sunnyside AVE / Parcel ID 0510000140 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet, Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition, Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Religion - Religious facility Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development, Religion
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 4600 Sunnyside AVE / Parcel ID 0510000140 / Inv #


Photo taken Sep 09, 2004

Photo taken Sep 09, 2004

Photo taken Sep 09, 2004

Photo taken Sep 09, 2004
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