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Summary for 525 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100545 / 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 vernacular storefront. 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. In 1937 it was a meat market.
This 26' x 47' frame storefront has a gable roof obscured by an oversized false front or "boom town" parapet. It has a clapboard fa├žade but the rest of the original siding is covered with false brick asphalt siding. The storefront has been altered but the original configuration is discernible.

Detail for 525 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100545 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status: INV
Cladding(s): Other, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Specialty store Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Commerce
Changes to Windows: Moderate
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References
Sanborn (Insurance) Map Company, Seattle, Washington.
King County Tax Assessor Rolls (1892-1910), Washington State Archives

Photo collection for 525 21st AVE / Parcel ID 9126100545 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 01, 1991

Photo taken Aug 01, 1979
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