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Summary for 601 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100340 / Inv #

Historic Name: Unknown Common Name:
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1900
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This building is a rare surviving example of a late 19th century commercial building. It enhances our knowledge of commercial vernacular architecture and residential development in Seattle and serves as a reminder that this intersection was a neighborhood commercial center ca. 1900 This block is not mapped on the 1893 Sanborn but this building does appear on the 1904-1905 map with the notation that it was a store with storage in the rear.
This rectangular, frame commercial building is characterized by a parapet with bracheted cornice and second floor bay windows. Two bays face 21st Avenue while two more are randomly placed on the James Street (southern) fa├žade. The building has a corner entrance with storefront windows that have suffered some alteration.

Detail for 601 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100340 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Unknown Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.

Photo collection for 601 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100340 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979
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