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Summary for 2124 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 8727450010 / Inv #

Historic Name: Rex Land Company Common Name: Swenson Say Faget
Style: Art Deco - Streamline Moderne Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1946
This Streamline Moderne building was designed in 1946 by Young & Richardson for the Rex Land Company, which owned several Belltown properties and maintained their offices here. It was built in 1946, when the local economy was just recovering from World War II, and Belltown was a logical place for downtown expansion. It is notable for its sleek 1940s Moderne design with ceramic tile facing and an aluminum canopy. Historically, it had several storefronts with numerous tenants over the years including restaurants, a 7-Eleven and Scientology. The first floor was remodeled in 1997 for office use, eliminating the original storefronts. The interior has been altered several times as well.
This two-story building has white ceramic tile facing, strong horizontal lines including a striking aluminum canopy, and rounded oval columns. The second story windows look original, with 9-light aluminum sash. First floor windows are newer, replacing the original storefronts.

Detail for 2124 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 8727450010 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Ceramic tile, Concrete Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Microfilm Records.

Photo collection for 2124 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 8727450010 / Inv #

Photo taken Mar 18, 2007
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