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Summary for 2709 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0656000075 / Inv #

Historic Name: Bencoe Co. Inc. Common Name: New Horizons Ministry
Style: Modern Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1950
This concrete building dates from 1950, as construction was recovering after World War II. It is one of a number of buildings constructed during this period at the north edge of Belltown. This area, and the adjacent Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, was relatively underdeveloped and when the post-war economy recovered sufficiently these areas proved to be fertile ground for construction of small commercial buildings. In the 1950s this housed the Bencoe Company, a sporting goods wholesaler. It is a simple example of the Modern/International style, with long banks of aluminum window sash with additional horizontal elements in an aluminum cornice and a projecting course between stories. It now houses a Christian ministry and social service agency serving street youth.

Detail for 2709 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0656000075 / Inv #

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

Photo collection for 2709 3rd AVE / Parcel ID 0656000075 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 04, 2006
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