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Summary for 2601 1st AVE / Parcel ID 0653000350 / Inv #

Historic Name: Empire Children's Wear Common Name: Artech/Chartreuse
Style: Commercial Neighborhood: Belltown
Built By: Year Built: 1946
This one-story commercial building was built in 1946 and housed three businesses at that time-- the Empire Children's Wear Company, Western Electric and the Homer Rosener Company. The windows were altered in 1952 when it became the Northern School Supply Company, and appear to have been altered again more recently.
This one-story building is of concrete construction with stucco cladding on the front. The front has two recessed entries with wood double doors and four-light transoms. One entry has been modernized, along with the display windows. The south elevation appears intact, with a small loading dock and metal industrial sash windows. There is a stucco clad chimney near the center of the building.

Detail for 2601 1st AVE / Parcel ID 0653000350 / Inv #

Status: No - Altered
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Concrete, Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Commercial/Trade - Business Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Concrete - Poured No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Tax Assessor Records, ca. 1932-1972.

Photo collection for 2601 1st AVE / Parcel ID 0653000350 / Inv #

Photo taken Jul 04, 2006
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